DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution:
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Description of Pictures: A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution
October 1, 1987 – January 11, 2004
The Constitutional process is examined by considering the experiences of Americans of Japanese ancestry before, during, and after World War II. During World War II almost 120,000 Japanese Americans, two-thirds of them U.S. citizens, were forced to leave their homes, sell much of their property at enormous losses, and move into U.S. government-built detention camps as a result of Executive Order 9066, signed by President Franklin Roosevelt on February 19, 1942.
However, in spite of this community's loss of rights, many young Japanese Americans volunteered for duty in the U.S. armed forces, serving with great distinction in both the European and Pacific theaters of war. The most famous were members of the 100th Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team, a group composed almost entirely of Japanese Americans from Hawaii and the detention camps. On view are more than 1,000 artifacts and photographs relating to the experiences of these Japanese Americans.
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SIAHMP_020911_04.JPG: Just a quick glimpse at the exhibit documenting the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. It's a moving exhibit of discrimination, hatred, and confinement in usually horrible places out west. Nothing compares to the German concentration camps during the same time of course but it's still amazing that we as a country could do something like this. Well, at least it was amazing until 9/11.
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2002 photos: Image quality isn't going to be very good for the first half of this year because these are scans of prints.
Equipment this year: I took the plunge and bought my first digital camera. It was August 2002 and I bought an Epson PhotoPC 3100Z. While a nice camera, it had some quirks and bumping it would result in it being totally out of focus until you manually shut it down -- something which blurred almost every picture I took in New York City one day.
Trips this year: Two weeks out west, one week in New York, and one week down south.
This was the year I started the photo web site. It started to come together in August 2002, mostly as a way of allowing me to keep track of the pictures I was taking. It took awhile to add some basic bells and whistles (logging didn't get added until November) but it's been pretty much like it started out since then. Archaic but working, and free!
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