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[L.A. girls and guard tower, Heart Mountain, Wyoming,

Shimada, Mori [ bio ]

[L.A. girls and guard tower, Heart Mountain, Wyoming,
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H: 5 in, W: 7 in

Heart Mountain, Wyo., ca. 1942-1945


Gift of Mori Shimada


1 photographic print : b&w;

Group of 5 young women from Los Angeles, California, posing with hands on hips with guardtower in background at Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, ca. 1942-1945. They stand in a line facing left and proper left leg pointed out on dirt ground. All wear knee length skirts or dresses as they smile directly at viewer. Young woman in front wears boots while others wear socks and shoes. Barracks at midground right. Car, fence and guardtower in background left. Heart Mountain partially visible behind woman on left.

Written in pencil on back: L.A. girls. Had picture of their social club but / I gave it away along with many others. / Mori Shimada / Written in black ink on back, bottom: One of the very few pictures that I have with the / guard tower. I see Sets (with glasses) at Mt. Views bon odori. Didn't / go this year.

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