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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

(2007.62.154)

Gift of Mine Okubo Estate

Description

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

A woman with a flipped forelock of hair, Mine Okubo stands in the right foreground with a man wearing eyeglasses and a knit hat, observing a group of evacuees install fence posts around camp. A worker in the left ground places a wooden post in a hole. Five men behind him dig holes and install more posts. Barracks are visible in the background.

Inscription
Signed at bottom left corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 147. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 147. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 147.

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 155 of book.

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