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Okubo, Mine


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

United States, 1942-1944

(2007.62.142)

Gift of Mine Okubo Estate

Description

1 drawing on paper : ink ; image 9.25 x 13 in.

A woman with a flipped forelock of hair, Mine Okubo, sits at a crowded mess hall table at meal time. Women, men, and children sit shoulder to shoulder with plates of food in front of them. Salt and pepper shakers, tea cups and crackers are also on the table. A man in the left background puts his hands together to say grace, and a mother sitting to Mine's left, spoon feeds a small child.

Inscription
Signed at bottom left corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 135. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 135. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 135.

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 143 of book.

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