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.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of Haruko Morimoto

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.3096.05Nonaccession Number: 1986.3096Catalog Number: 1986.3096.05

Object Name: sweater vest

Physical Description: wool (overall material)plastic (overall material)Measurements: 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


Record Id: nmah_1295492

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