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Okubo, Mine

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H: 9.25 in, W: 13 in

United States, 1942-1944


Gift of Mine Okubo Estate


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

Three women, two men and a toddler sit on benches around a pot-bellied stove. A woman in a cross-patterned shirt, Mine Okubo leans down to pet a dog. The toddler plays with a ball of string and a woman in the foreground reads a 'Salt Lake' newspaper. A steaming kettle sits atop the stove.

Signed at bottom left corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 139. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 139. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 139.

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 147 of book.

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