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[Mine reads newspaper announcing war declaration against Japan, Berkeley, California, 1941]

Okubo, Mine

[Mine reads newspaper announcing war declaration against Japan,  Berkeley, California, 1941]
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drawing
H: 9.25 in, W: 13 in
paper
ink

United States, 1942-1944

(2007.62.13)

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, reads the newspaper headlines, U.S. Declares War, in Berkeley, California in December 1941. A newspaper boy hawks papers in the background as Mine stands before him reading the paper; her back is turned to the viewer so th at the headline is visible. Two women in hats walk by at left while another woman in hat reads the headlines next to a man in hat.

Inscription
Signed at bottom right corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 7. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 7. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 7.

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 9 of book.

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