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Signs posted on corner of building
Signs posted on corner of building

"Attention -- Nearest Air Raid Shelter..."
"Western Defense Command and Fourth Army Wartime Civil Control Administration -- Instructions to All Persons of Japanese Ancestry"
"Notice: Headquarters Western Defense Command and Fourth Army: Civilian Exclusion Order No. 5"

Original caption: "San Francisco, California. On a brick wall beside air raid shelter poster, exclusion orders were posted at First and Front Streets directing removal of persons of Japanese ancestry from first San Francisco section to be affected by evacuation. The order was issued April 1, 1942, by Lieutenant General J.L. DeWitt, and directed evacuation from this section by noon on April 7, 1942."
Dorothea Lange
Courtesy of National Archives

April 11, 1942