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[Arrival at the port of New York, 1939]

Okubo, Mine

[Arrival at the port of New York, 1939]
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H: 10 in, W: 14.5 in

United States, 1942-1944


Gift of Mine Okubo Estate


1 drawing on paper : ink ; image 10 x 14.5 in., matted 16 x 20 in.

A woman with flipped forelock of hair and tiny beret, Mine Okubo, stands with her luggage after arriving from France via boat in New York City before the United States entered World War II. Dressed in a jacket, Mine clutches her bag and coat to her body in foreground left, looking towards the left. Her suitcases and trunk sit next to her. People gathered at midground greet and wave to people disembarking the boat in the background.

Signed at bottom left corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 4. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 4. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 4.

Drawings for the book, Citizen 13660, began as sketches and drawings created by Okubo while incarcerated at Tanforan and Topaz to tell faithful friends about camp life and were intended for exhibition purposes. Drawing is on page 6 of book.

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