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Okubo, Mine


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drawing
H: 9.75 in, W: 14.5 in
ink
paper

United States, 1942-1945

(2007.62.186)

Gift of Mine Okubo Estate

Description

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

A woman in a cross-patterned shirt, Mine Okubo stands in profile in the center foreground watching the outdoor commencement of the camp's 150 member first graduating high school class. The students, dressed in rented cap and gown, are walking in line through the center of the audience to ascend a stage in the right background. Barracks and low barbed wire fencing are visible in the background.

Inscription
Signed at bottom right corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 179. Written in pencil and circled, bottom left corner: 179. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 179.

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 188 of book.

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