1940s bride

“Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, California. A pretty evacuee bride poses for her wedding portrait. This gown was made by the young lady’s mother and shows great dressmaking skill and originality. The flowers were ordered especially from Klamath Falls for this picture.” 9/10/1942

Series: Central Photographic File of the War Relocation Authority, 1942 - 1945Record Group 210: Records of the War Relocation Authority, 1941 - 1989

Professional photographers were commissioned by the War Relocation Authority to document the daily life and treatment of Japanese-Americans who were interned during World War II.  

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Ava Gardner and Mickey Rooney on their wedding day at the Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church in Ballard, California on January 10, 1942 

The ceremony was performed by Rev. Glenn Lutz. After the ceremony the couple journeyed to Del Monte for a brief honeymoon. Mickey Rooney’s father Joe Yule is pictured with them.