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[Mine and Benji are shown to their barrack, Tanforan Assembly Center, San Bruno, California, 1942]

Okubo, Mine

[Mine and Benji are shown to their barrack, 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

(2007.62.35)

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, Mine Okubo stands in the foreground with her brother Benji as a guide points to horse stable 16 which is their living quarters. It is surrounded by tall weeds and is the only barrack with a raised walk and railing. A dirt path curves through the weeds. Trees, three additional wooden structures and utility poles are visible.

Inscription
Signed at bottom right corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 29. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 29. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 29.

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 34 of book.

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