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Okubo, Mine


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drawing
H: 10 in, W: 14.5 in
ink
paper

United States, 1942-1944

(2007.62.138)

Gift of Mine Okubo Estate

Description

1 drawing on paper : ink ; image 10 x 14.5 in.

A woman in a cross-patterned shirt, Mine Okubo, faces the viewer in the foreground of the one-room home she shares with many families. Six men and three women sit on cots drinking tea and talking. In the left background, a woman wearing an apron stands in the kitchen area pouring tea. Cups, cooking pots and a hot plate sit on the counter behind her. A window and two drawings are visible on the back wall.

Inscription
Signed at bottom left corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 131. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 131. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 131.

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 139 of book.

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