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Five Smiling Women: 1942

Five Smiling Women: 1942

Five smiling women. Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, California. 1942 or 1943. Photographer unknown. View full size.

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Wow, so colorful

Hey, my mom was born in there, in 1945 - a year too early to be a baby boomer. It never ceases to amaze me whenever I see these vibrant WW2 color photos.

Objectifying deceased involuntary detainees

The one in the red spotted dress was quite attractive

A miracle

...that they were smiling, being "relocated" just because their ancestors were Japanese. Not a glamorous part of US history.
The whole photo series is excellent, I think.

WOW - I remember stumbling

WOW - I remember stumbling across this exact photograph in a search through the US Photographic Archives not long after they were digitized!

Through three computer replacements, numerous drive backups and failures, and a massive succession of photographs, others' and my own.... this picture has remained at the top of my Images folders!

Great to bump into it again - and the inadvertence a little eerie!

The women

Never mind the film, how about the women? I like the one in glasses. She could paint my stripes any time.

The negative

Technically there is no negative. Kodachromes are transparencies (positives).

The negative

It is from the negative. If you look to the right you can see "EASTMAN - SAFETY - KODAK."

RE -what is it?

If you look, the same thing is there in all four corners of the image. Looks like part of the negative.

An artifact

Color might be right for some Hello Kitty prototype, but the six "knobs" are actually where the points of a metal clip gripped the film as it was developed. The pink is probably an area where the clip prevented the chemicals from fully developing or fixing the image. Notice the paler pink area above the clip marks in the top right corner.

re: what is it?

I think it's the sprocket holes for the film and the outside edge of the film itself.

what is it?

what is that think on the lower right? It's pink with black knobs. At first, I thought it might be the head on a guitar, but it's not.

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