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Okubo, Mine

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H: 9.875 in, W: 14.5 in

United States, 1942-1944


Gift of Mine Okubo Estate


1 drawing on paper : ink ; image 9.875 x 14.5 in.

A woman in a cross-patterned top, Mine Okubo, stands in the right foreground of a large audience gathered for an outdoor memorial to honor a Japanese American soldier who died while in service. Nine uniformed soldiers with hats and a man in a suit stand on a raised platform upon which rests a low table with two flower-filled vases placed upon it. An American flag hangs from a pole in the right background.

Signed at bottom right corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner:160. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 160. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 160.

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 168 of book.

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