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Okubo, Mine


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

United States, 1942-1944

(2007.62.96)

Gift of Mine Okubo Estate

Description

1 drawing on paper : ink ; image 9.25 x 13 in.

A woman with a flipped forelock of hair, Mine Okubo walks with two other women, around the track at Tanforan Assembly Center. Others walk ahead of them, some playing games or sports, such as tennis. Barracks dot the scene and the Tanforan grandstand is visible in the left background. Trees and mountains lie beyond the track.

Inscription
Signed at bottom right corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 90. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 90. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 90.

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 95 of book.

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