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San Francisco Evacuation, Tanforan Assembly Center
and Manzanar Relocation Center Photographs

PowerPoint Presentations showing the evacuation of Japanese from San Francisco, the Tanforan Assembly Center and the Manzanar Relocation Center are available from the Museum. The San Francisco Evacuation presentation contains 20 photographs, with original WRA captions, taken by famed photographer Dorothea Lange in early 1942. Another presentation, about the infamous Tanforan Assembly Center, closely examines the horse stalls used to house San Francisco internees — as well as the horrific and primitive living conditions there.

Also available are 20 views of the Manzanar Relocation Center in California's High Desert. These photographs include arrival at the camp, internees moving in, and general views of this desolate, dusty, inhumane, location. WRA photographers Clem Albers and Dorothea Lange shot the photographs between April and July 1942. Each file is approximately 1 mb. A PowerPoint reader is required, and freely available from for PCs and the Macintosh.

These PowerPoint presentations were produced by the Museum, are in copyright, and contain WRA photographs from the National Archives. They may be freely distributed for non-commercial private, educational or classroom use only.

Go to the Japanese Internment page.