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

Okubo, Mine

[Awaiting registration 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

(2007.62.20)

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, reads the "funnies" as she waits to be registered at the Civil Control Station at Pilgrim Hall of the First Congregational Church in Berkeley, California to on April 26, 1942 during World War II. Mine sits on a chair beside four other men in foreground facing the main hall away from viewer. The head and shoulders of a soldier with a rifle is visible at bottom left corner. The large hall is filled with individuals being questioned at tables and assigned a family number.

Inscription
Signed at bottom right corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 14. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 14. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 14.

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 19 of book.

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