Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community

Canteen Operated by the Manzanar Cooperative Enterprises

With over 10,000 residents, Manzanar was a small city with many consumer needs. The Manzanar Cooperative Enterprises, Inc. was established on September 2, 1942 to meet these needs. It was operated by evacuees in space rented from the War Relocation Authority.

(Photo by Ansel Adams. Library of Congress)