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Horticultural Expert Sent to Relocation Camp

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Dorothea Lange took this picture on the 5th of April, 1942.  It depicts a Japanese-American horticultural expert ordered to leave his home and business for a War Relocation Camp.

Curators at the U.S. National Archives, where this picture is maintained, provide the following caption and description:

San Leandro, California.  Greenhouse on nursery operated, before evacuation, by horticultural experts of Japanese ancestry. Many of the Nisei [people of Japanese ancestry who were born in America] attended leading agricultural colleges such as that at Cornell.  Evacuees will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration [of either the war or until such time as the federal government allows them to return to their homes].

Many war-relocation residents remained in the camps until the War in the Pacific was over.


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Image online, courtesy U.S. National Archives.

 

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