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Okubo, Mine

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H: 9.75 in, W: 14.5 in

United States, 1942-1945


Gift of Mine Okubo Estate


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

A woman with a flipped forelock of hair, Mine Okubo, stands in the right fore corner and watches a truck filled with men traveling to work as temporary farmhands prepare to depart. Three men sit on the floor of the truck. A tarp is tied over the truck's low, wooden side rails for shade. The midground contains another truck preparing to leave. Men are gathered and luggage sits on the ground. Three barracks and an electric pole are visible in the right background.

Signed at bottom left corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 177. Written in pencil and circled, bottom left corner: 177. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 177.

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 186 of book.

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