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Jack Iwata - Unloading Mattresses

When the incarcerated Japanese Americans arrived at their respective camps, many found towns that were either unfinished or poorly put together. This picture shows workers unloading the matresses that the prisoners were to sleep on. So, as you can see, the beds were not ready when the prisoners got off the trains.

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Jack Iwata - Unloading Mattresses
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Description 1 b&w; image taken at an unspecified California concentration camp. Exterior shot of 6 men unloading mattresses and spring frames from truck. Another truck behind them loaded with boxes. … More »


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