Ian wrote of the photographs that they were "among the old photos and clippings in my father’s collection... the [photographs were] taken by a U.S. Army Signal Corps photographer under the authority of the commanding general at Fort Shafter, and cleared by military censors for public release, according to a stamp on the back. This appears to place it during the period of martial law in Hawaii, which extended from December 7, 1941 through late 1944. Note the barbed wire fencing in the background, the only visible sign of the wartime conditions."
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