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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

(2007.62.153)

Gift of Mine Okubo Estate

Description

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

A woman in a cross-patterned shirt, Mine Okubo bends to pick up a board to help workers "winterize" the barracks. A man with his back to the viewer, watches as two men standing on a sawhorse platform in the background, install a ceiling. A fourth man supports the ceiling with a post. A toddler stands in the right foreground holding two fistfuls of nails.

Inscription
Signed at bottom center: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 146. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 146. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 146.

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 154 of book.

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