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Okubo, Mine

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H: 9.25 in, W: 13 in

United States, 1942-1945


Gift of Mine Okubo Estate


1 drawing on paper : ink ; image 9.25 x 13 in.

A woman in a cross-patterned shirt and pleated skirt, Mine Okubo stands in the right foreground, watching a man kneeling to tend chickens in a coop outside a barrack. The coop is constructed of wire and has a slanted wooden roof. A can sits on the coop. A young boy holding a sack stands to the left of the man, and a baby sits on the ground beside them.

Signed at bottom left corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 186. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 186. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 186.

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 195 of book.

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