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[Arrival at the Civil Control Station, Berkeley, California, 1942]

Okubo, Mine

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

United States, 1942-1944

(2007.62.25)

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, stands beside her brother, Benji, looking at luggage stacked on sidewalk around the Civil Control Station in Northern California prior to being removed to Tanforan Assembly Center at Tanforan racetrack during World War II. Wearing a black bag across her shoulders, Mine stands with back to viewer, looking left toward suitcases, trunks and parcels labeled with names and numbers extending down sidewalk lined with bare trees into distance. Benji's head and shoulders are visible in bottom right corner. Greyhound bus, "U Specials," parked in street in center. "No Parking on this street" sign next to the siblings, right. Trees and tops of houses and utility pole visible in background.

Inscription
Signed at bottom right corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 19. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 19. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 19.

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 8 of book.

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