Photographs of Poston taken by teacher Mary Burford Courage, [ca. 1943-1945].
Included in this collection is a photograph that Mary Burford Courage took of Japanese rock gardens at Poston. Internees reworked the built environment of camps through architectural and landscaping revisions. Gardens and trellises became creative ways of distinguishing between identical barracks. Folk art expert Allen H. Eaton noted: “In some camps hardly a stick or stone was available; nevertheless, the note of beauty had to be achieved, and was achieved.”
Mary Burford Courage Papers Related to the Poston Relocation Center (WA MSS S-2651), Box 1, Folder 16. WA, BRBL.