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DeWitt, J. L.
Notice. Civilian Exclusion Order No. 29 [with] Instructions to All Persons of Japanese Ancestry
Presidio of San Francisco: Headquarters, Western Defense Command and Fourth Army, 1942. Two broadsides, each just shy of 14 by 22 inches. A scarce matching pair of broadsides from the US military notifying all persons of Japanese ancestry who were living in the Inglewood neighborhood of Los Angeles that they were to be forcibly relocated on May 7, 1942. These orders, which initiated the Japanese internment during the Second World War, were issued in pairs: the "Notice" provided the legal basis of the resettlement and the corresponding "Instructions" explained who, what, when, and where. The instructions informed the Japanese Americans that their local Civil Patrol Station would "provide services with respect to the management, leasing, sale, storage, or other disposition of most kinds of property," a promise, however well meaning, that could not be kept. This notice is dated April 30, 1942. The affected Americans were shipped to relocation centers seven days later. More than 100 separate orders were issued up and down the West Coast, which allowed government officials to stagger the massive relocation effort over a couple of months. By far the most commonly seen posters are Civilian Exclusion Order No. 41, which applied to San Francisco and which survives in large numbers. All others are scarce. Printed letterpress on thin paper (some posters are found on low-grade cardstock). Very nearly fine. While internment posters for areas outside of San Francisco used to be available, they have grown markedly hard-to-find in recent years; matched pairs, also once available to tho … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Downtown Brown Books, ABAA [Portland, OR, U.S.A.]

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