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Collection of photographs recording the experiences of a Japanese-American family on the American West Coast

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09860 Author/Creator: Place Written: Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 300+ photographs Note - these photographs were delivered in four separate plastic sleeves, and have been thus separated as such in the storage box. It is not known whether these groups have specific categories.

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