Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Charles Mace

These are photos of Japanese-Americans reintegrating into American society after the wartime internment. In retrospect it's hard not to see these as propaganda.

 A committee on housing is shown in session in Indianapolis. Mrs. Royal McLain (left) 
is seen discussing ways and means of finding suitable quarters for the many relocatees 
who are finding employment in Indianapolis. 1943
 Another American citizen has arrived at the home of Joe Takeda 
since night-riding hoodlums set fire to his house and sent five 32-caliber slugs 
crashing through the dwelling while the family slept. 1945
 Another freedom of considerable importance to the young feminine mind 
in America is the freedom to shop for and wear pretty clothes. 
These two Nisei girls are again enjoying that privilege. Chicago, Illinois, 1943
 At St. Anthony's Hospital, Rockford, Illinois, 
the Nisei and Caucasians work together. 1944
 Children have their own standards in their selection of friends and playmates. 
Libertyville, Illinois, 1943
 Eugene Kodani, from the Poston Relocation Center, now employed at the Greening Nursery Company, Monroe, Michigan, where he is engaged in budding peach trees. 1943
 Happy Nisei and Caucasian couples throng the dance floor of the YMCA 
at the All-American Fun Night program in Chicago this winter. 1944
 In the kindergarten of the McHenry, Illinois, grade school, the 6-year-old 
Okazaki twins, Sazami (left) and Toshiko (right), thumb through a 
picture-book while their teacher and a classmate look on. 1944
 Little Bernice Hijama, three, watches her mother pick a bucket of oranges 
from the trees surrounding their vineyard home near Fowler, California, to which 
the family has recently returned from the Gila River Relocation Center. 1945
 Mary Kageyama, Song Bird of Manzanar, and her younger sister, 
Tillie, at the piano, have relocated in Pasadena. Mary is a contralto 
favoring torch songs, and likes "Night and Day" the best. 1945
 Mary Kitano from Manzanar works for City New Service in Los Angeles. 1945
 Mary Nakamura is a sophomore at East High School, Rockford, Illinois. 
Biology is one of her favorite subjects, and in this picture she is shown 
receiving instructions from her teacher. 1944
 Mei Yamasaki, relocated in Indianapolis from the Tule Lake Center, is now employed 
as secretary and office manager of The Union, an Indiana labor paper. 1944
Miss Aiko Kiroki, who returned to Berkeley from Granada April 16, is seen 
in her comfortable home at 2411-1/2 Dwight Way, Berkeley. Miss Kiroki is blind, 
but has found work which she can do in her home. 1945

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