[Inspection of evacuees for contraband, Tanforan Assembly Center, San Bruno, California, 1942]
Gift of Mine Okubo Estate
1 drawing on paper : ink ; image 9.25 x 13 in., matted 16 x 20 in.
A woman with a flipped forelock of hair, Mine Okubo sits on a bench in the left foreground with two other women and one girl, waiting for the male evacuees in the assembly center to be searched for contraband. A line of men and boys in the background await inspection. At the front of the line, two men and one boy, two with their hands in the air, are being patted down.
Signed at bottom right corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 25. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 25. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 25.
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 30 of book.
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