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[Mine and Benji with their first mess hall meal, Tanforan Assembly Center, San Bruno, California, 1942]

Okubo, Mine

[Mine and Benji with their first mess hall meal, Tanforan Assembly Center, San Bruno, California, 1942]
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drawing
H: 9.5 in, W: 13 in
paper
ink

United States, 1942-1944

(2007.62.41)

Gift of Mine Okubo Estate

Description

1 drawing on paper : ink ; 9.25 x 13 in.

A woman with a flipped forelock of hair, Mine Okubo, center foregrund, holds a plate of food as she and her brother Benji navigate the crowded mess hall for a place to sit. Surrounding them are rows of long tables filled with other evacuees finishing their meals.

Inscription
Signed at bottom right corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 35. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 35. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 35.

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 40 of book.

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