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[Walking with guide to Barrack 16, Room 50, Tanforan Assembly Center, San Bruno, California, 1942]

Okubo, Mine

[Walking with guide to Barrack 16, Room 50, Tanforan Assembly Center, San Bruno, California, 1942]
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drawing
H: 10.5 in, W: 15.5 in
paper
ink
mat board

United States, 1942-1944

(2007.62.34)

Gift of Mine Okubo Estate

Description

1 drawing on paper : ink ; image 10.5 x 15.5 in., matted 16 x 20 in.

A woman with a flipped forelock of hair, Mine Okubo, looks back towards the viewer as she and her brother Benji follow a guide to their room assignment (Barrack 16, Room 50). Mine and Benji carry suitcases over muddy ground and through tall weeds as rain begins to fall. Barracks and a utility pole are visible in the background.

Inscription
Signed at bottom right corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 28. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 28. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 28.

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 33 of book.

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