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Shimada, Mori [ bio ]

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H: 3.875 in, W: 5.875 in

Heart Mountain, Wyo., Spring 1944


Gift of Mori Shimada


1 photographic print : b&w; ; 3.875 x 5.875 in.

Black and white photograph of a young woman, Setsu Okada, playing first base in a block softball game after dinner, possibly for the Girl Scouts, at Heart Mountain concentration camp, Spring 1944. Okada stands on first base facing left with glove raised as she prepares to catch a ball. She wears dark skirt and blouse and low pumps. A man, the umpire, stands with hands on thighs in background in uniform and eyeglasses as he watches play. He is a girl scout leader. A boy stands behind him with hands in pockets. A girl stands in the outfield with glove. She is dressed in blouse, skirt, vest and a bow in her hair. Row of barracks in background.

Written on back in pencil: SOFTBALL.

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