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Okubo, Mine


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drawing
H: 9.25 in, W: 13 in
paper
ink
mat board

United States, 1942-1944

(2007.62.113)

Gift of Mine Okubo Estate

Description

1 drawing on paper : ink ; image 9.25 x 13 in., matted 16 x 20 in.

A woman with flipped forelock of hair, Mine Okubo, packs with her brother, Benji, as they prepare to leave for the Central Utah Relocation Project, also known as Topaz, in their barracks at Tanforan Assembly Center, California during World War II. Dressed in plaid shirt and white pants, Mine actively moves a box behind to wooden beams in foreground; open sack on ground at right; boot beside open box holding mate at left. Benji bends over to put an armful of boxes in a crate, midground right. Cups, pan, coffee pot and bottle sit on table in background, left.

Inscription
Signed at bottom left corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 107. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 107. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 107.

History
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 112 of book.

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