The Densho Digital Repository has made available a number of photographs from the Heart Mountain Relocation Center, established during World War II to confine Japanese-Americans. The facility was located between Cody and Powell, Wyo. According to the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center:
Over the course of the three years it existed as a War Relocation Authority (WRA) facility, from August 1942 to November 1945, some 14,000 incarcerees passed through the confinement camp. Many were destined to stay within its barbed wire confines the entire time. At its peak, the population was 10,767.
Many of the photographs are either licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. For many others, the copyright holder has made them available for non-commercial, educational projects.
The Heart Mountain images are among many resources from the Densho Digital Repository. The site offers thousands of historic photographs, documents, newspapers, letters, and other primary source materials that tell the story of the Japanese American community. Learn more at ddr.densho.org.
For more information on Wyoming’s Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, visit www.heartmountain.org.
First spotted on Open Culture.