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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

(2007.62.199)

Gift of Mine Okubo Estate

Description

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

A woman with a flipped forelock of hair and cross-patterned shirt, Mine Okubo, sits in a bus and looks to her right at a military policeman inspecting the purchases of passengers returning from a shopping trip to Delta. As restrictions in camp eased, residents were selected to receive special permits to shop for their blocks. Passengers on the bus carry parcels or bags on their laps. A broom, bottle of vinegar, birdcage and box of soup are among the items visible.

Inscription
Signed at bottom right corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 192. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 192. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 192.

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 202 of book.

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