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Okubo, Mine

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H: 9.5 in, W: 13 in

United States, 1942-1944


Gift of Mine Okubo Estate


1 drawing on paper : ink ; image 9.5 x 13 in.

A woman in a cross-patterned head scarf, Mine Okubo watches a baseball game. Another woman, wearing a fur collared coat stands next to her. Nine players are visible on the field. Spectators either stand or sit on the ground with folded arms, wearing winter coats and hats.

Signed at bottom left corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 162. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 162. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 162.

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 170 of book.

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