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[Arrival at Tanforan Assembly Center, San Bruno, California, 1942]

Okubo, Mine

[Arrival at Tanforan Assembly Center, San Bruno, California, 1942]
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drawing
H: 9.5 in, W: 13.5 in
paper
ink

United States, 1942-1944

(2007.62.28)

Gift of Mine Okubo Estate

Description

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

Mine and her brother arrive by bus at Tanforan Assembly Center. The gates in the background are open for the bus to enter, and manned by military guards with rifles. The image depicts only the first few rows of the bus, from an angle above it looking down. The roof is not depicted, so that the people inside, including Mine, her brother, a young boy and a solider with rifle, can be seen.

Inscription
Signed at bottom right corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 22. 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 27 of book.

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