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“‘I am an American.’ This poster appeared December 8, 1941 on the showcase grocery store on the corner of 13th and Franklin in San Francisco. The shop owner, a Japanese American, hung it on the day...

Japanese-American Owned Grocer Store in Oakland, California, March 1942 [[MORE]] _MightyTiki_: Executive Order 9066 was signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt today, ago on 19 February.

Centerville, California. This farmer rearranges his personal effects as he awaits evacuation bus. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for duration.

This farmer rearranges his personal effects as he awaits evacuation bus. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for duration.

“San Francisco, CA. High school boys, on balcony of Japanese American Citizens League at 2031 Bush Street, look down where friends boarded evacuation buses. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.” 4/29/1942 (US National Archives: Dorothea Lange, photographer)

Dorothea Lange - High school boys on the balcony of the Japanese American Citizens League watching friends board evacuation buses. San Francisco, USA S)

Japanese-American woman awaiting evacuation, 1942. "Mother of 6 children born in this country. Before evacuation, the family operated a 20 acre farm raising berries, broccoli, peas, and garlic." Mountain View, California, Dorothea Lange. (NARA via Wikimedia Commons)

Japanese mother with six children born in the U. waiting to be interned, photo by Dorothea Lange

Hayward, California May 8, 1942 Dorothea Lange photo of the Mochida Family tagged for identification and waiting to be sent to a Japanese internment camp

Members of the Mochida family awaiting evacuation bus and eventually placed in an internment camp. Mochida operated a nursery and five greenhouses on a two-acre site in Eden Township.

A social worker at a Wartime Civil Control Administration station directs a family to the waiting bus, photographer Dorothea Lange, May 6, 1942, Oakland, California.

Part of family unit of Japanese ancestry leave Wartime Civil Control Administration station on afternoon of evacuation, under Civilian Exclusion Order Number Social worker directs these evacuees to the waiting bus.

Tanforan Assembly center, San Bruno, California. Barracks for family living quarters. Each door enters into a family unit of two small rooms. Tanforan assembly center was opened two days before the photograph was made. On the first day there had been a heavy rain. When a family has arrived here, first step of evacuation is complete.

Barrack door opening to newly built "assembly camps" which were Japanese concentration camps built for Japanese Americans after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Japaneses were held in some camps on the West coast of the U.

Children from Chickasaw, Oklahoma, in a potato pickers'  camp near Shafter, California, May 1937. photo by Dorthea Lange

Dorothea Lange photo: Children from Chickasaw, Oklahoma, in a potato pickers' camp near Shafter, California, May 1937

Japanese-American members of the Shibuya family posing for a family portrait shortly prior to being forcibly evacuated from their home, Mountain View, CA,18 Apr 1942 (US National Archives, Dorothea Lange, photographer)

[Photo] Japanese-American members of the Shibuya family posing for a family portrait shortly prior to being forcibly evacuated from their home, Mountain View, California, United States, 18 Apr 1942

Japanese-American members of the Shibuya family posing for a family portrait prior to being forcibly evacuated from their home, Mountain View CA, 18 April 1942 (Photographer: Dorothea Lange. Source: US National Archives)

Next Time, Try the Train: 1937 (Dorothea Lange's photographs of rural America during the depression - incredible)

California, March “Toward Los Angeles.” Another ironic pic– “Next Time Try The Train– Relax.” Well– give me the fare and I will, buddy. We ain’t walkin’ for our health… by Dorothea Lange

General store in Gordonton, North Carolina. Photographed by Dorothea Lange in July, 1939

Country store on dirt road, Sunday afternoon. Gordonton, North Carolina, By Dorothea Lange This photo really warms me and makes me wish I was there.

1937. "Child of Texas migrant family who follow the cotton crop from Corpus Christi to the Panhandle." Photo by Dorothea Lange

A migrant child of Texas, with share croppers from Corpus Christi to the panhandle. Photo by Dorothea Lange 1937

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