Photo -- See Caption Below

Chest of Drawers

c 1943 - 1944
Made by Yoshihisa Yamanaka

Internees reused wood from fruit and packing crates to build furniture. To provide work opportunities for those with manual skills, the WRA established both a clothing and furniture factory. A homemaking and building class created a model apartment in Block 7 at Manazanr as part of a project they called "How a Barracks Becomes a Home."

Wood, metal. W 86.4 H 123.2 , D 50.8 cm

Manzanar National Historic Site, MANZ 3294