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photographer Dorothea Lange

During the winter of 1942, in the first heated months of America’s war with Japan, the United States government ordered tens of thousands of people of Japanese ancestry, two-thirds of them American citizens, to report to assembly centers throughout the West for transfer to internment camps. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/06/arts/design/06lang.html

800 new images from the period by the photographer Dorothea Lange have been unearthed in the National Archives, where they had lain neglected for a half-century after having been impounded by the government.



In this 1942 Dorothea Lange photograph from the newly published “Impounded,” a family in Hayward, Calif., awaits an evacuation bus. 


People of Japanese ancestry arriving at Tanforan Assembly Center, a former racetrack in San Bruno, Calif. 


Inside a barracks apartment at Tanforan


Horse stalls at Tanforan that were transformed into living quarters for internees.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/06/arts/design/06lang.html

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