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[Registering at the Civil Control Station at Pilgrim Hall of the First Congregational Church, Berkeley, California, 1942]

Okubo, Mine

[Registering at the Civil Control Station at Pilgrim Hall of the First Congregational Church, Berkeley, California, 1942]
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drawing
H: 9.25 in, W: 13 in
paper
ink

United States, 1942-1944

(2007.62.19)

Gift of Mine Okubo Estate

Description

1 drawing on paper : ink ; image 9.25 x 13 in., matted 16 x 20 in.

A woman with flipped forelock of hair, Mine Okubo, walks past two soldiers with rifles as she enters a Civil Control Station at Pilgrim Hall of the First Congregational Church in Berkeley, California to register her brother and herself as a family unit of two on April 26, 1942 during World War II. Two soldiers guard the entrance of the hall in foreground. Mine stands with her back to the viewer, proper left hand raised and head turned toward the soldier on the right. Another soldier is visible through the doorway standing next to a table where a seated woman takes a man's information. More people and tables visible through another doorway in background.

Inscription
Signed at bottom right corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 13. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 13. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 13.

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 18 of book.

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