"Los Angeles, California. The evacuation of the Japanese-Americans from West Coast areas under U.S. Army war emergency order. Waiting with their luggage at the old Santa Fe station for a train to take them to Owens Valley" I Russell Lee (1942)
Photogrammar is an online archive from Yale University with 170,000 photographs from the Farm Security Adminstration / Office of War Information. "Approximately 88,000 were printed and placed in the filing cabinets of the FSA-OWI. 77,000 photographs were printed by Stryker’s division and 11,000 prints collected from other sources. Paul Vanderbilt joined the FSA-OWI in 1942 and created a new organizing system for the collection." Check out whatever region you want, state by state or county by county. The top photo comes from a large set showing Japanese-Americans from Southern California gathering at the Santa Fe station. Below, Dorothea Lange in El Monte.
"El Monte federal subsistence homesteads. One hundred homes, all occupied, each with three quarters of an acre land. Average family income, eight hundred dollars per annum" I Photographer Dorothea Lange (1936)