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Okubo, Mine

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H: 9.25 in, W: 13 in

United States, 1942-1944


Gift of Mine Okubo Estate


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, observes a group of people marching through the camp campaigning for the Center Advisory Council elections in an effort for self-government at Tanforan Assembly Center, California during World War II. Mine stands in profile on the sidelines at far left between a boy and man. Men and women walk in procession away from viewer following a man holding a sign, "Vote Today." Man wearing at hat at rear of procession, foreground right, holds a sign, "Vote for John Sato." Row of barracks in background.

Signed at bottom right corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 86. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 86 Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 86.

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 91 of book

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