Prisoners Working


This photo taken in Jerome, Arkansas, shows three men sawing a log. Prisoners had various jobs at the camp, and these men were in charge of cutting up wood. They're posing for the picture and smiling, showing the spirit of Japanese Americans while they were imprisoned. On the back of the photo it says, "Cutting down trees in the woods for fuel to heat the barracks in Arkansas".

Date Made: mid 20th century

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Arkansas

Related Event: Japanese American InternmentWorld War II


See more items in: Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Japanese American, Executive Order 9066


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Janice Faden

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2016.0037.10Catalog Number: 2016.0037.10Accession Number: 2016.0037

Object Name: photograph

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3 1/4 in x 4 3/4 in; 8.255 cm x 12.065 cm


Record Id: nmah_1805770

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