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Hospital Area

Hospital Area

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Description
This photo was taken in the Jerome Concentration camp, and depicts the hospital area in the prison in Denson, Arkansas.The barracks and the hospital are sprawling over the barren landscape. One of the major functions of the hospital was handling all the camp babies that were born while Japanese Americans were imprisoned. Many children were born during WWII and the time that the Japanese Americans were confined, so the hospital was one of the most important buildings in each of the concentration camps.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
photograph
date made
1944
maker
unknown
place made
United States: Arkansas, Jerome
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 in x 6 1/16 in; 10.16 cm x 15.40002 cm
ID Number
2016.0037.05
catalog number
2016.0037.05
accession number
2016.0037
Credit Line
Gift of Janice Faden
Japanese American Internment
World War II
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Japanese American
Executive Order 9066
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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