CALIFORNIA COLLECTION: Japanese Internment – “It’s wonderful to once again have an address all your own” (1945)

Miss Marlene Morishige tidies up the yard at their home near Selma, California, to which the family has returned from the Gila River Relocation Center. The Morishiges own a forty acre vineyard and declare it is great to be busy again producing something and living in their own home. — Photographer: Mace, Charles E. — Selma, California. 1/19/45
Pricilla Morishige, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Morishige, late of the Gila River Relocation Center, repaints the family name on the rural mail box before their comfortable home on their forty acre vineyard, near Selma, California. Pricilla says it’s wonderful to once again have an address all your own. — Photographer: Mace, Charles E. — Selma, California. 1/19/45
Miss Pricilla Morishige, one of the two daughters of Mr. and Mrs. James Morishige who have returned to their forty acre vineyard near Selma, California, pauses in her work of straightening up the yard to take mail from the rural mail box and read news of friends still remaining in the Gila River Relocation Center. — Photographer: Mace, Charles E. — Selma, California. 1/19/45

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