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 in the right foreground of a classroom. A teacher holding a pointer, stands behind a desk with two books and a globe placed upon it. Twelve children, seated in three rows of desks are engaged in various activities: a girl in the first row is knitting, two boys are playing cards and several children appear to be sleeping. A cat stands in the foreground under a desk.
Signed at bottom left corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom left corner: 158. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 158. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 158.
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 166 of book.
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