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Okubo, Mine

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H: 9.75 in, W: 14.5 in

United States, 1942-1944


Gift of Mine Okubo Estate


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

A woman in a cross-patterned shirt, Mine Okubo, stands inside a camp hospital and watches from the right foreground as a nurse in a striped apron uses a stopwatch to time the pulse of an elderly woman who is lying in bed. Four additional beds, two other female patients, and one more female nurse are visible. The floor is made of wooden planks. A vase with three flowers sits on a table in the left midground.

Signed at bottom left corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: PG 154. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: PG 154.

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 162 of book.

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