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Okubo, Mine


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drawing
H: 9.25 in, W: 13 in
paper
ink
mat board

United States, 1942-1944

(2007.62.74)

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 filpped forelock of hair, Mine Okubo, waits in line to use the women's toilet in the grandstands at Tanforan Assembly Center, California during World War II. Dressed in cross-patterned top, Mine stands facing right among a group of women and children in foreground as the line extends along right toward a row of six closed stalls. Feet are visible in each stall.

Inscription
Signed at bottom left: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 68. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 68. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 68.

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 73 of book.

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