camp photo

camp photo

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Description
This historic photograph taken in Wyoming, shows the outline of a small child, named Gerald, watching the sunset. He's gazing over the Heart Mountain incarceration camp, while the sun is going down behind the clouds. Gerald is one of many small children that were incarcerated with their parents and families during WWII. The back says "Gerald admiring the sunset in Wyoming". His small silhouette contrasts to the vast expanse of the Wyoming sky and the Heart Mountain prison camp.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
photograph
date made
mid 20th century
maker
unknown
place made
United States: Wyoming, Heart Mountain
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 in x 4 7/8 in; 10.16 cm x 12.3825 cm
ID Number
2016.0037.14
catalog number
2016.0037.14
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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