FDR's Japanese Concentration Camps (jacket content)

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by feltfan, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. feltfan

    feltfan My Mail is Forwarded Here

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  2. willyto

    willyto One Too Many

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    A very sad picture and reminder of the sad history of japanese in the US but with tree fantastic leather jackets and cool hats by the men in the family.

    It's a very famous picture that is shared from time to time because of the father's leather jacket and the little kid. You can barely see the other cross zip of the big boy but it seems to be the same as the father.

    I'm asuming they're a family though.

    That's basically how I wear my leather jackets, dress trousers with shirt and tie and a flat cap or hat.
     
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  3. Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange I'll Lock Up

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    Ansel Adams also did extensive documentation of the Manzanar camp (though there aren't necessarily any good jacket pictures):

    https://www.loc.gov/collections/ansel-adams-manzanar/

    A shameful episode in American history, a reminder that for all our idealistic rhetoric, we make BIG mistakes.
     
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  4. zebedee

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    Roger Daniels' 'Asian America: Chinese and Japanese in the United States since 1850' is a seminal text on these (and other) events. Worthwhile reading.
     
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  5. Big J

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    Specifically in the case of the internment of Japanese Americans, whilst it is shameful, let's not get some context.
    A couple of Japanese Americans attempted to assist downed Japanese airman at Pearl Harbor, an action which no doubt impacted on determining whether Japanese Americans primarily identified as Japanese rather than American.
    And let's not forget how the Japanese treated its citizens of the empire- genocide. It makes internment look very benign.
    I guess the difference is that we are ashamed of internment, the Japanese still deny genocide.
     
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  6. regius

    regius Call Me a Cab

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    The jacket in the photo, who (non-Japanese makes) offers it these days?


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  7. David57

    David57 New in Town

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    Issei and Nisei The internment years by Daisuke Kitagawa, is a good read.
     
  8. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    The Terror 2nd season also showed some jackets and all around period clothes FL would thumbs up I imagine.
     
  9. Colin G

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    The main character Chester always had some interesting half belt on or a wool/leather combo thing happening.
     

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