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Inquiry Question

Historical Context



Drawing 1
Photos 1 & 2
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Photo 5
Photo 6
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Visual Evidence

Photo 3: Typical barracks room at Manzanar, April 1942. [Photo 3] with link to larger version of photo.
(National Archives and Records Administration, Clem Albers, photographer)

Questions for Photo 3

1. The man in this photo has just moved his belongings into his new room. The only items in this picture provided by the government are the cot, the mattress, and the blankets. What are some of the immediate problems this man would have encountered upon moving into the barracks?

2. This photo shows the entire space allocated to the man on the cot. How would you make that amount of space "work" for you? Where would you put the things that you selected to take with you?

3. Notice the other cot in the foreground. It belongs to another man. What adjustments would you have to make to live that close to another person who was not a family member?

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