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Okubo, Mine

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H: 9.25 in, W: 13 in

United States, 1942-1944


Gift of Mine Okubo Estate


1 drawing on paper : ink ; image 9.25 x 13 in.

A woman in a cross-patterned shirt, Mine Okubo, stands in profile in the center foreground, amidst a group of people, observing a crowd gathered at a fountain and pond on the south side of the racetrack's center field. Homemade sailboats are being launched into the pond. Barracks, the grandstand and other large buildings are visible in the background. A low fence encircles the grassy field and separates it from the track.

Signed at bottom left corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 95. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 95. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 95.

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 100 of book.

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