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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., matted 16 x 20 in.

A woman, Mine Okubo, sits amidst a crowd in a grandstand overlooking barracks located in center field at Tanforan Assembly Center. Mine looks to her right as she sits with her back to the viewer. A man walks on the track near a parked car; an American flag flys from a pole in front of barracks at midground; overhead, a partial view of the interior of the roof, and four columns supporting the roof.

Signed at bottom left corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 96. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 96 Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 96.

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 101 of book.

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