Detention camp tent interior (Tent #46), June 10, 1942

An illustration of life in a WWII-era Texas internment camp

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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.

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