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Jerry Katayama was born and raised in Utah and was a member of the winning Utah Japanese Baseball team. Because he did not leave near the Pacific Coast (ie, the "Exclusion Zone), Katayama was not affected by Executive Order 9066, and was not held in…

Sadako Tanino Szathmay was interned along with her family at the Rohwer Relocation Center in Arkansas. In this photograph, Sadako's brother, Coolidge, gets a haircut in front of their barracks.

An unidentified Japanese American Man poses with a biwa, a Japanese stringed instrument resembling a lute. This photograph was possibly taken in Seattle, before World War II.

Wood shipping crate. The top and front are painted in black with the text "853 Ms. Halia Hamburg New York." The crate lid is fastened with hinges and can be sealed with a padlock. Three stickers on the side indicate that this crate was shipped by…

Stuffed toy shaped as a dog (Dachshund) in purple, blue, green, yellow, and orange stripes. The dog is "Waldi," the first official Olympic mascot. He was created fro the 1972 summer Olympics in Munich.

Double-sided "silver" cross, or "maseqale" in Amharic, with the Virgin Mary on the front and St. George on the reverse. The handle has an engraving of an angel holding a cross. This particular cross is made of copper with silver plate on top. It is…

Small painting on animal skin depicting two women working with a large wooden mortar and pestle (in Amharic either a "moukecha" and a "zinazina" or a "mookecha" and "zenazena"). One woman in a blue dress with red accents, the other woman has a red…

A "kel" (or a dried and hollowed gourd) is used, or transformed for use, as a butter container or "cho cho" in the Ethiopian culinary tradition. Red gourd is visible around the base and top half of the pictured container. The gourd or "kel" is…

A tin stove, the "midega"is 10-3/4 inches tall, used primarily with charcoal to heat coffee but can also be used to heat water or food. There is a round hole on the side of its body for air to circulate and maintain the fire, a good grate on the top…

Coffee pot or "jebena" made out of clay ('shekla" in Amharic) used to make and serve coffee in the traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony, which begins with the roasting of the coffee beans.

This "jebena" has a single pouring spout, while some…
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