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George and Frank C. Hirahara Photograph Collection, 1943-1945

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This collection from George and Frank C. Hirahara is considered the largest private collection of photographs documenting Japanese American incarceration during World War II and daily life in the Heart Mountain, Wyoming internment camp. All told, the collection contains over 2,000 images taken between January 1943 and November 1945. The photos were taken by George and his son and capture high school life, engagement celebrations, and day-to-day camp life. Visitors can browse through these items at their leisure and they might also do well to sign up to receive updates about new items as they are added. The titles of each photograph are quite descriptive and include "A baby leaning on an ottoman in a barrack” and “A crowd gathered at the bus station waiting for men in military uniforms to depart.”
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Date of Scout Publication 2014-06-13
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2014/0613

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