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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

(2007.62.87)

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, stands in one of two long lines into two different barracks at the "Central Utah Relocation Center," also known as Topaz, during World War II. Mine's head and shoulders are visible in foreground left at the end of a line that extends to center barracks. A parallel line extends to barracks on left. There is a mess hall on the right and a mountain rises in the background.

Inscription
Signed at bottom right corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 81. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 81. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 81.

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 86 of book.

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