“San Francisco, California. High school boys, on balcony of Japanese American Citizens League at 2031 Bush Street, look down sidewalk where friends boarded evacuation buses. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.” 4/29/1942
Professional photographers such as Dorothea Lange were commissioned by the War Relocation Authority to document the daily life and treatment of Japanese-Americans interned during World War II. More War Relocation Authority photos by Dorothea Lange.
Explore more resources from @usnatarchives on Japanese American Internment and Executive Order 9066:
- The National Archives commemorates the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066
- Correcting the Record on Dorothea Lange’s Japanese Internment Photos
- Japanese Internment: Righting a Wrong
- New Special Exhibit at the @fdrlibrary: IMAGES OF INTERNMENT: THE INCARCERATION OF JAPANESE AMERICANS DURING WORLD WAR II
- Browse nearly 4,000 photos of Japanese American relocation and internment in the Central Photographic File of the War Relocation Authority in the @usnatarchives online Catalog