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Okubo, Mine

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H: 9.75 in, W: 14.5 in

United States, 1942-1944


Gift of Mine Okubo Estate


1 drawing on paper : ink ; image 9.75 x 14.5 in.

An elevated view of the camp depicts rows of identical barracks. A man in a hat and overcoat stands in the right foreground, with a worried expression and his hand over his mouth. Another man, walking on the road below, scratches his head and appears to be lost. Open ditches for sewer pipes and the dirt dug to make them line the road. Two utility poles are visible.

Signed at bottom left corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 129. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 129. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 129.

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 136 of book.

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