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Okubo, Mine


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drawing
H: 9.75 in, W: 14.5 in
ink
paper

United States, 1942-1944

(2007.62.151)

Gift of Mine Okubo Estate

Description

1 drawing on paper : ink ; image 9.75 x 14.5 in.

A woman dressed in an oversized jacket and long dress, Mine Okubo stands barefoot, facing the viewer in her room. Paper wrapping from her Sears Roebuck summer catalog clothing order lies on the cot behind her. A pair of boots sits in the right foreground.

Inscription
Signed at bottom right corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 144. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 144. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 144.

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 152 of book.

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