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[Mine and Benji disembark from the bus, Tanforan Assembly Center, San Bruno, California, 1942]

Okubo, Mine

[Mine and Benji disembark from the bus, Tanforan Assembly Center, San Bruno, California, 1942]
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drawing
H: 9.5 in, W: 13.5 in
paper
ink
mat board

United States, 1942-1944

(2007.62.30)

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 a flipped forelock of hair, overcoat and black shoulder bag, exits a bus followed by her brother Benji, on arrival at Tanforan Assembly Center. A military policeman with a rifle over his left shoulder stands by the door of the bus. Disembarking passengers look for their luggage which has been unloaded in the left background.

Inscription
Signed at bottom left corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 24. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 24. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 24.

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 29 of book.

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