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Okubo, Mine

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H: 9.25 in, W: 13 in

United States, 1942-1944


Gift of Mine Okubo Estate


1 drawing by Mine Okubo from her book, Citizen 13660. This drawing corresponds with page 158. The drawing is numbered as "150".

A woman with a flipped forelock of hair, Mine Okubo, has slipped and fallen on the ice while skating at an outdoor ice rink. She is wearing a cross-patterned shirt, cuffed pants, fur ear muffs, and ice skates. A man skates in front of her, leaning forward and smiling, with his hands behind his back. He wears a plaid hat with ear flaps, a ribbed sweater, cuffed pants, mittens and skates. Barracks are visible in the left and right background.

Signed at bottom right corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 150. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 150. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 150.

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 158 of book.

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