Photo of a mostly intact Market street with some buildings showing signs of damage after the 1906 San Franciso earthquake that destroyed large parts of the city. You can also see a makeshift tent set up for telegraph service. Learn More
<p>Photograph shows a young girl next to her tent at a Migrant worker camp, in California. Photo dates to around 1935 during the Great Depression era. This is part of the photo collection of Dorothea Lange, freelance government photographer. </p> Learn More
Photo shows Manzanar street scene, spring, Manzanar Relocation Center, CA; photograph by Ansel Adams, 1943. Shows two way traffic in the camp, and camp buildings.<br><br>On December 7, 1941, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Fear of a Japanese invasion and of subversive acts by Japanese Americans prompted President Franklin D. Roosevelt to sign Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942. The order designated the West Coast as a military zone from which "any or all persons may be excluded." Although not specified in the order, Japanese Americans were singled out for evacuation. More than 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry were removed from California, southern Arizona, and western Washington and Oregon and sent to ten relocation camps. Learn More
This is one in a series of 5 photos taken at a pea-picking camp during the Great Depression in the 1930s. This woman had just traded the tires on her truck for money to feed her children. Photo dates to 1936 in Nipomo, California. Learn More
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