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[Waiting to disembark from the bus at Tanforan Assembly Center, San Bruno, California, 1942]

Okubo, Mine

[Waiting to disembark from the bus 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

(2007.62.29)

Gift of Mine Okubo Estate

Description

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

Mine (in foreground) and other people sit in the bus, watching others dig through the piles of luggage to find their own. A building and trucks are in the background, and behind them is the barbed wire fence and barracks on the racetrack. The bus roof has not been drawn so that the viewer has a birds-eye view of the people inside.

Inscription
Signed at bottom left corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 23. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 23. 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 28 of book.

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