Topaz Funeral

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Title Topaz Funeral
Note Images and descriptions were collected and provided by KUED in the making of their 1987 documentary about the Topaz Internment Camp. Some images were used in the documentary as representations of actual events occurring at Topaz.
Photo Number Box 4, No. 10-17
Subject Topaz Relocation Center (Topaz, Utah); Japanese Americans; Japanese Americans--California--1940-1950; World War II--United States; World War II; Funeral rites & ceremonies
Publisher Utah State Historical Society
Date 1943-04
Description In April 1943, thousands of Topaz camp residents turned out for the funeral of the 63-year old James Wakasa. Wakasa had been shot by the military police for walking with his dog too close to the camp's barbed wire perimeter. Prior to the shooting, the mil
Rights Digital Image © 2012 Utah State Historical Society. All Rights Reserved.
Format image/jpeg
Source Format Photographic print
Type Image/StillImage
Source Size 8x10 in.
Scanning Technician Jacob Matthews
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Scanning Institution Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
File Name 39222002187743
Conversion Specifications Scanned by Utah State University Library Digital Initiatives staff using Epson Expression 10000 scanner, grayscale, at 800 dpi. Archival file is uncompressed TIFF.
ARK ark:/87278/s65b02dq
Source MSS C 125 The KUED Topaz (Utah) Residents Photograph Collection, 1987
Relation https://history.utah.gov/finding-aids/data/C00125/C0125.xml
Setname dha_kued_trc
Date Created 2012-06-20
Date Modified 2014-07-14
ID 483170
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s65b02dq
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