Japanese Internment Camps

What You Know and What You Don't Know

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Good Meal VS Bad Meal

The first picture shows women who are smiling and enjoying their meals. This picture is what the government wanted people to see because it makes the food seem delicious and the people seem delighted. The second picture, however, shows the reality. The meal halls were extremely crowded, and the food was not appetizing. In this picture, the Japanese-Americans do not look happy, showing how they truly felt.
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Good School VS Bad School

Th first picture is what the government wanted shown to the people. They wanted this broadcasted because it makes the children look like they are having fun and enjoying the internment camps. But in actuality, as shown in the second picture, the children did not have a good experience at school. They were not given tables or chairs, so it was both hard for them to work and uncomfortable. This is what school was really like for the children.
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Good View VS Bad View

The government wanted the internment camps to be dipicted like the first picture. This picture includes a stream, a nice path, trees, and a building of logs, which makes the camps seem nice and leisurely. On the contrary, the second picture displays the camps in a completely different way. There is a torn down wooden building being rebuilt, and it does not look neat or organized. This does not seem like the type of place one would want to live in, like the first one does.