Red Sweater Vest

Many incarcerated people were not prepared for the camps because of the quick “evacuation” process. One major problem was lack of appropriate clothing for the camp environment and for growing children. As a result many people made clothing for their families. This could have been the case for this hand-knit red sweater vest.
Currently not on view
Object Name
sweater vest
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
overall: 14 3/4 in x 10 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 37.465 cm x 27.305 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Cultures & Communities
Japanese American Internment Era
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, General
Japanese American Internment Era
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Haruko Morimoto

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