Letter from Richard S. Nishimoto to Elizabeth Page, June 19, 1942
Faced with unsanitary conditions, many internees fell sick upon arrival at camp. To keep cool from desert temperatures, internees often poured water on their barracks every few hours. To pass time, internees visited the free public library a mile away to check out magazines and at night attempted to catch signals from Los Angeles radio stations to listen to music. In this letter from Poston, Nishimoto thanks Page for sending new sets of prescription glasses for the members of his family. Mundane items were often difficult to obtain in camp.
Elizabeth Page Harris Papers (MS 771), Box 79, Folder 1726. MSSA.
Photograph of Richard S. Nishimoto, wife Yae, and daughters at Poston (c.1942) courtesy Densho Encyclopedia. encyclopedia.densho.org/sources/en-denshopd-p221-00001-1/
Nishimoto was one of the prolific letter writers from camps.