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Okubo, Mine


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drawing
H: 10 in, W: 14.5 in
paper
ink
mat board

United States, 1942-1944

(2007.62.53)

Gift of Mine Okubo Estate

Description

1 drawing on paper : ink ; image 10 x 14.5 in., matted 16 x 20 in.

A woman with flipped forelock of hair, Mine Okubo, stands with group of women and two children dressed in slacks or jeans with backs to viewer at Tanforan Assembly Center, California during World War II. Mine stands at far right in cross-patterned top and jeans. Five women, one carrying an infant over her shoulder, and a boy face fence in background. Woman at far left standing with hands in pockets has a patch on her rear.

Inscription
Signed at bottom right corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 47. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 47. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 47.

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 52 of book.

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