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Okubo, Mine


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drawing
H: 10 in, W: 14.5 in
ink
paper

United States, 1942-1944

(2007.62.176)

Gift of Mine Okubo Estate

Description

1 drawing on paper : ink ; image 10 x 14.5 in.

Four men, with hands in their pockets, stand in line to register for the Japanese American Combat Team. A woman in a cross-patterned shirt, Mine Okubo, and man behind her wearing eyeglasses, observe from the right foreground. A barrack-lined road and electric pole are visible in the background.

Inscription
Signed at bottom right corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 169. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 169. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 169.

History
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 178 of book.

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