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[Eating lunch while awaiting departure inside the Civil Control Station, Berkeley, California, 1942]

Okubo, Mine

[Eating lunch while awaiting departure inside the Civil Control Station, Berkeley, California, 1942]
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drawing
H: 9.5 in, W: 13.5 in
paper
ink

United States, 1942-1944

(2007.62.26)

Gift of Mine Okubo Estate

Description

1 drawing on paper : ink ; image 9.25 x 13 in., matted 16 x 20 in.

A group of people wait on chairs in the Civil Control Station on May 1, 1942. They are eating sandwiches and fruit given to them by church people while they wait for the bus that will take them to Tanforan Race Track. Mine is sitting in the center eating a sandwich. The group includes men, women, and children.

Inscription
Signed at bottom left corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 20. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 22. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: ?. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: ?.

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 25 of book.

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