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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

(2007.62.63)

Gift of Mine Okubo Estate

Description

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

People singing hymns at church in Tanforan Assembly Center, California during World War II. Standing with his back to viewer, a clergyman stands at a podium leading group of standing men and women in song. Most hold books open.

Inscription
Signed at bottom right corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 57. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 57. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 57.

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 62 of book.

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