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[Mine and Benji standing with their luggage, Berkeley, California, 1942]

Okubo, Mine

[Mine and Benji standing with their luggage, Berkeley, California, 1942]
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H: 10.25 in, W: 15 in

United States, 1942-1944


Gift of Mine Okubo Estate


1 drawing on paper : ink ; image 10.25 x 15 in., matted 16 x 20 in.

A woman with flipped forelock of hair, Mine Okubo, stands next to her brother Benji amidst baggage which has been tagged with their family number, 13660. They both wear the same number on tags affixed to their clothing.

Signed at bottom right corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 17. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 17. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 17.

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 22 of book.

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