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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

(2007.62.205)

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 the right midground and looks over her shoulder at a crowd gathered at the gate to bid farewell. Carrying a dark jacket, she boards a waiting bus. A soldier stands by a guard booth at the gate, while a man checks the papers of departing internees. Another soldier sits inside the booth. Barracks are visible in the background.

Inscription
Signed at bottom right corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom left corner: 198. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 198. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 198.

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 209 of book.

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