April 29, 2010

American Smiles


American women in American clothes with American hairstyles, born and bred on American soil, sent to live in American "relocation" camps. Oh, sure, they didn't mind - look how happy they all were. No surprise that this photo was originally taken for the U.S. Office of War Information.

Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, CA
1942 or 1943
from Library of Congress

6 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

The things we do out of paranoia.

downtown guy said...

I wonder what these ladies said about this afterward.

Steph(anie) said...

Smile or we'll blow your fuckin brains out.

downtown guy said...

What are they all looking at, off camera?

Ms. Moon said...

Bob Hope. He dropped by to entertain them after doing the USO shows over seas.

downtown guy said...

That I'd like to see.