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San Bruno, California, 1942. Photograph: Dorothea Lange.

San Bruno, California, 1942. Photograph: Dorothea Lange.

Meal times are the big events of the day within an assembly center. Shown here is a line-up of evacuees waiting for the B shift. San Bruno, California, 1942.  Photo by Dorothea Lange.

Meal times are the big events of the day within an assembly center. Shown here is a line-up of evacuees waiting for the B shift. San Bruno, California, Photo by Dorothea Lange.

Close to 800 new images of Japanese internment camps by the photographer Dorothea Lange have been unearthed in the National Archives.

Dorothea Lange Internment Camp Photos - Report

People of Japanese ancestry arriving at Tanforan Assembly Center, a former racetrack in San Bruno, California. By Dorothea Lange, Photographer for the War Relocation Authority.

History in Photos: Dorothea Lange - Japanese Internment

A mother and daughter at the door of their home in the barracks San Bruno, California 1942

How Pearl Harbor changed Japanese Americans

The lives changed by Pearl Harbor

Image copyright Dorothea Lange Image caption Japanese American internees line up for dinner at a camp in San Bruno, California The attack on Pearl Harbor shaped the lives of Japanese-Americans long after Wo

The last family off the bus from San Francisco have just arrived at this assembly center (formerly a race track) which will be their home until relocation centers inland have been established and are ready for occupancy. Dorothea Lange, San Bruno, California. 4/29/42

"Persons of Japanese ancestry arrive at the Santa Anita Assembly Center from San Pedro. Evacuees lived at this center at the former Santa Anita race track before being moved inland to relocation centers." Clem Albers, Arcadia, CA, April

San Bruno, California internment camp

Internment Without Charges: Dorothea Lange and the Censored Images of Japanese American Internment

dorothea lange japanese internment camps

Once-Censored Photos of the WWII Japanese Internment Camps Are Finally Revealed

A barrack building at an Assembly Center turned into a library, with all books and magazines donated and shelves made from scrap lumber by the evacuees. San Bruno, California, 1942.  By Dorothea Lange

A barrack building at an Assembly Centre turned into a library, with all books and magazines donated and shelves made from scrap lumber by the evacuees. San Bruno, California, By Dorothea Lange

San Bruno, California. This assembly center has been open for two days. Bus-load after bus-load of evacuated persons of Japanese ancestry are arriving on this day after going through the necessary procedures, they are guided to the quarters assigned to them in the barracks. Only one mess hall was operating today. Photograph shows line-up of newly arrived evacuees outside this mess hall at noon. Note barracks in background, just built, for family units. There are three types of quarters in…

Dorothea Lange’s Censored Photographs of FDR’s Japanese Concentration Camps — Anchor Editions

San Bruno, California. An art school has been established at this Assembly center with a well trained, experienced evacuee staff under the leadership of Professor Chiura Obata, who before evacuation was an associate professor of art at the University of California. This photograph shows part of the morning class learning free hand brush strokes on June 16, 1942. By Dorothea Lange, War Relocation Authority photographer.

San Bruno, California. An art school has been established at this Assembly center with a well trained, experienced evacuee staff under the leadership of Professor Chiura Obata, who before evacuation was an associate professor of art at the University of California. This photograph shows part of the morning class learning free hand brush strokes on June 16, 1942. By Dorothea Lange, War Relocation Authority photographer.

San Bruno, California. Evacuees waiting for the “B” shift at 5:45 pm, carrying  their own dishes and cutlery bags to protect them from the dust. They individually wash their own dishes. Residents prefer this second shift because sometimes they get second helpings, but the shifts are rotated each week. There are 18 mess halls that accommodate 8,000 persons for 3 meals a day. Food is prepared and served by evacuees.

War Relocation Authority hired documentary photographer Dorothea Lange to photograph the World War II internment of approximately Japanese Americans.

San Bruno, California. Young evacuees at this Assembly center beg to have their pictures taken., 06/16/1942

Young evacuees at this Assembly center beg to have their pictures taken.