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Filling mattresses with straw
 
DESCRIPTION
Filling mattresses with straw
 
CONTEXT
"The mattress department was a stable filled with straw. We were given bags of ticking and were told to help ourselves to the straw. The few cotton mattresses available were reserved for the sick and the old. When we had finished filling the bags, the openings were sewed roughly together and we carried the bags away."
Mine Okubo, Citizen 13660
 
CREDIT
Courtesy of National Japanese American Historical Society