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[Departure postings at the Civil Control Station, Berkeley, California, 1942]

Okubo, Mine

[Departure postings at the Civil Control Station, Berkeley, California, 1942]
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drawing
H: 9.25 in, W: 13 in
paper
ink

United States, 1942-1944

(2007.62.21)

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, looks for her name and family number posted on board for day of departure from San Francisco to Tanforan Assembly Center in San Bruno, California at the Civil Control Station at Pilgrim Hall of the First Congregational Church in Berkeley, California to on April 27, 1942 during World War II. Mine stands in profile with her hands behind her back at left looking at paper, "May 1." Two men and another woman look at board below sign, "Day for Departure." One man walks away at left while another man in hat and eyeglasses faces viewer in foreground right.

Inscription
Signed at bottom right corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 15. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 15. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 15.

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 20 of book.

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