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[Receiving hostile looks while traveling by bus, Berkeley, California, 1941-42]

Okubo, Mine

[Receiving hostile looks while traveling by bus, Berkeley, California, 1941-42]
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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., matted 16 x 20 in.

A woman with flipped forelock of hair, Mine Okubo, sits on a train as other passengers turn to look at her, California during World War II. Viewed through the window of train, Mine wears a triangle patterned blouse as she sits with her arms crossed. A spectacled woman and a woman in a hat sitting in row in front turn around in seat to look at her. Other passengers in hats turn as well.

Signed at bottom right corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 9. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 9. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 9.

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 12 of book.

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