Series MS-3078 - "Watson" G. Funamoto and his album : May 29, 1942 Fitzwilliam, B.C.

Japanese internment camp Japanese Internment Camp Japanese internment camp Lemon Creek, Slocan

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"Watson" G. Funamoto and his album : May 29, 1942 Fitzwilliam, B.C.

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G.W. Funamoto, Camp No. 1, Princeton, B.C.

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  • Source of title proper: Title taken from inside album cover.
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  • 1942 (Creation)
    Funamoto, G.W.

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1 album (169 photographs : b&w)

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Biographical history

G.W. Funamoto was interned in various camps along the Yellowhead Highway during World War II.

Custodial history

Custodial history unknown. Purchased from William Hoffer, bookseller in 1975.

Scope and content

The series consists of a photograph album created by G.W. Funamoto in 1942 to document his time in various Japanese internment camps along the Yellowhead Highway and the Slocan area.

The album contains 169 b&w photographs, including postcards and other commercially produced prints, and includes images of various Japanese internment camps such as Red Pass and Lemon Creek; images of a unidentified camps (possibly Princeton and Tashme) and images identified as Slocan City, Sandon, New Denver and Kamloops. There are also various commercially produced images of the Canadian Rockies, photographs of what may be family and friends and images of the BC Public Works activities involved in road building. There is very little in the way of captions and other identifying information although there are some inscriptions in English and Japanese. The album also contains two British Columbia Security Commission 5 cent coupons.

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Some of the photographs have been copied and catalogued as HP093747 to HP093754, HP099391.

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Copyright has expired.

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Accession number(s): 197912-053

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