Poster “I am an American” over a Japanese store in the US

Japanese store

A large poster “I am an American” above the window of a Japanese store in San Francisco. The owner of a store, of Japanese origin (a US citizen, a graduate of the University of California), hung the poster on December 8, 1941 after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

The picture was taken shortly before the store was closed, and the owner was subjected to repression and deported to a concentration camp for people of Japanese origin.

 

 

Location: San Francisco, USA
Date: March 1942
Author: Dorothea Lange

In : 1942

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