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TITLE
Families waiting on benches, Santa Anita
 
DESCRIPTION
Families waiting on benches, Santa Anita

Original caption: "Santa Anita reception center, Los Angeles, Calif. The evacuation of Japanese and Japanese Americans from West Coast areas under U.S. Army war emergency order. Japanese Americans waiting to be registered."
 
CONTEXT
Arriving at the Santa Anita racetrack, Los Angeles, 1942. Santa Anita, Tanforan, and other racetracks, fairgrounds, and similar large public facilities were pressed into service as "instant" assembly centers.
 
CREDIT
Russell Lee
Courtesy of Library of Congress
 
DATE
April 1942