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TITLE
Young boy and guard with rifle, Seattle
 
DESCRIPTION
Young boy and guard with rifle, Seattle

Original caption: "Two-and-one-half-year-old Masura Shibayana is too young to know that his ancestral country is at war with his adopted country, so he shows only polite interest in the US Army sentry with his rifle and fixed bayonet at the left. The youngster and his Japanese parents are among those facing evacuation from the Seattle war area."
AP/Wide World Photo, Seattle Bureau
 
CONTEXT
"Babies, orphans, adopted children, children of multiple ancestry were ordered incarcerated. The military arbitrarily decided that persons with as little as 1/16th 'Japanese blood' were to be detained and incarcerated."
Wide World Photo, Seattle, Washington
 
CREDIT
Courtesy of AP/Wide World Photo, Seattle Bureau

 
DATE
March 28, 1942