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[Boarding the Greyhound bus at the Civil Control Station for Tanforan Assembly Center, Berkeley, California, 1942]

Okubo, Mine

[Boarding the Greyhound bus at the Civil Control Station for Tanforan Assembly Center, Berkeley, California, 1942]
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drawing
H: 9.5 in, W: 13.5 in
paper
ink

United States, 1942-1944

(2007.62.27)

Gift of Mine Okubo Estate

Description

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

A line of people snakes out of a bus that will take them to Tanforan Race Track. The bus is parked in front of several cars and houses, and the line of people and luggage curves around the foreground of the image. A military policeman with a rifle stands by the open bus door. Mine and her brother (in a hat) are at the very foreground of the image, on the right hand side.

Inscription
Signed at bottom right corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 21. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 21. 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 26 of book.

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