Detention camp tent interior (Tent #46), June 10, 1942
An illustration of life in a WWII-era Texas internment camp
At Fort Sam Houston, internees wore their own civilian clothing, and the detention camp's regulations permitted internees to write two letters and one card each week. This ink drawing shows five men, identified by name, sitting around a table inside a large tent. The tent is composed of wooden floors, low wooden walls of four planks and rolled window flaps, and a fabric roof. The foor flaps are tied open, providing view of a guard tower in the distance.
Courtesy Japanese American National Museum, Gift of June Hoshida Honma, Sandra Hoshida and Carole Hoshida Kanada
Time Period: 1937 - 1945
Exhibit: On the Texas Homefront
This artifact is not on view.