A Japanese American Woman Escapes Internment
Hopes to Send Old Glory to Tokio
Notes: A propaganda press image showing an interned Japanese American working in an American flag factory during the Second World War.
This is an original silver gelatin photograph captioned on the back (verso) with the following mimeographed label: "The main wish of Mrs. Yoshiye Abe, an American of Japanese ancestry, is that she will help make an American flag that will be carried into Tokio. Mrs. Abe, who works at a Denver flag factory, was evacuated from her Fresno, Calif. home with her husband to the Santa Anita Assembly Center. Under the War Relocation Authority program they were then situated in Denver, Colo. 6/18/43."
It is likely that Mrs. Abe was one of the several thousand Japanese Americans that, through connections, family, or job prospects, were allowed to relocate to cities outside of the West Coast exclusion area, rather than being forcibly moved into internment camps.
Image, 6-1/2 by 5-3/4 inches, on slightly larger paper.
Edition + Condition: Minor cracking to image when viewed in raking light, else near fine.
Publication: New York: Acme [Newspictures], 1943.
Item No: #360927