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[Medical exam at Tanforan Assembly Center, San Bruno, California, 1942]

Okubo, Mine

[Medical exam at Tanforan Assembly Center, San Bruno, California, 1942]
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drawing
H: 10.5 in, W: 15 in
paper
ink
mat board

United States, 1942-1944

(2007.62.32)

Gift of Mine Okubo Estate

Description

1 drawing on paper : ink ; image 10.5 x 15 in., matted 16 x 20 in.

A woman with a flipped forelock of hair, Mine Okubo, stands in a curtained cubicle for a medical examination. She wears a slip and carries her clothing and purse over her right arm. A nurse looks into her mouth with a flashlight. In a compartment next to her, a young girl is similarly examined by another nurse.

Inscription
Signed at bottom right corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 26. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 26. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 26.

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 31 of book.

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