Detail from the 9:40 AM image. Sixth of a series.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Tags: 1940s Alva_Day internment railroad
Such a story in their faces and heads, and a little child in arms. Heads down, one man looking at the photographer as if to think, do we look like animals in the zoo?
nels on 11th May 2012 @ 3:26pm
nels, we have all heard this story but always either second hand or in accounts written some time afterward. These photographs provide a different sort of account. We're all used to reading faces and body language. This image is a first hand contemporaneous account, even though it happened 70 years ago.
Arthur on 11th May 2012 @ 5:55pm
This is so sad!
Ellen Dittebrandt on 12th May 2012 @ 11:20am
The one that gets me is the little boy standing to the far left of the image. He is carrying a box that appears to be a bit big for him. I wonder what he has in the box - how can he at that age understand everything that is going on?? That makes me sad.
Connie on 14th May 2012 @ 11:52am
There are not a lot of living Nisei from the Hood River Valley, but I am one of them, and I was one of those people on that train 73 years ago.
I think that is Joe Sumoge on the left side, wearing the baseball cap.
I think that is Katsusaburo Tamura behind the lady in the middle, with a white feather in her hat....and I will dare guess that's his wife, Michiko Tamura, wearing that hat.
I think that's George Akiyama in the middle, with his suitcase on the ground.
I think that the man looking at the camera is Kenichi Hasegawa.
Homer Yasui on 2nd June 2015 @ 6:25pm
This could happen today, only it would be families of Mexicans. or Muslims. Or who knows what. I doubt that we have learned a damned thing.
Jack Sheppard on 11th February 2017 @ 11:34pm