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[View of the camp, Tanforan Assembly Center, San Bruno, California, 1942]

Okubo, Mine

[View of the camp, Tanforan Assembly Center, San Bruno, California, 1942]
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drawing
H: 9.25 in, W: 13.5 in
paper
ink
mat board

United States, 1942-1944

(2007.62.49)

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 flipped forelock of hair, Mine Okubo, sketches the new living quarters of incarcerated Japanese Americans, former horse stalls and barracks, at Tanforan Assembly Center, California during World War II. Mine stands in profile, foreground right, near an open ditch with pencil and pad in hand looking at the camp. Planks and boards litter the ground where utility poles stand at midground. Two people sit and talk between doors lining one structure as another person enters another doorway. Three other barracks in background, right.

Inscription
Signed at bottom left corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 43. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 43. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 43.

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 48 of book.

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