Before Detention | Nat Geo Photo of the Day - National Geographic Photo of The Day for May 19 (2022)

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Picture of a young Japanese-American woman smiling as she stands on her family's car as it enters an internment camp in California in 1942

Before Detention

A story in the October 2018 issue looked at Japanese-American internment during World War II. In this photo from 1942, a young woman smiles as her family enters the Santa Anita racetrack—then a temporary detention center—not realizing what was to come.

Photograph by National Archives, Nat Geo Image Collection


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