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Okubo, Mine


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

United States, 1942-1944

(2007.62.149)

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, trips over a newly planted tree outside a barrack. Trees were distributed and planted by each block in observance of Arbor day. Mine wears a cross-patterned shirt, pants with a knee patch, and laced leather shoes. She holds a clipboard in her left hand. Barracks line the horizon.

Inscription
Signed at bottom right corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 142. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 142. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 142.

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 150 of book.

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