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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Transplants: 1942

Transplants: 1942

Japanese American internees transplanting celery at Tule Lake Relocation Center, California. 1942 or 1943. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency, photographer unknown. View full size.

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As someone who printed thousand of slides, I can tell you that the colors here are pretty typical of 1940 era Kodachrome film. It was an awesome invention.


A dear family friend's father volunteered to help build Manzanar, south of Bishop, so that his family and many other LOYAL Americans could have a better place to live than the Santa Anita race track stables. It is now a place that should be visited to see what "we" did to honest, loyal, people! It is worth your, and your family's time. long live their memory....AND THAT OF THE 442 REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM! thanks for the reminder. John F.


There was no color correction on this one.

question regarding color


i'm so glad i found your blog. what an incredible collection. thank you so much. i have a quick question about the color of these pictures. are you doing any sort of color correction? if so, it would be interesting to see how the original looks.

thanks again.

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