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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.

A woman in a cross-patterned shirt, Mine Okubo, carries a sheaf of papers as she walks past a row of stables where people live. Victory gardens are planted in front of the barracks and stables in raised beds. A woman in an apron, hangs laundry from a bucket onto a clothing line. A group of men and women gather on a porch built outside the stables. The stable entrances are numbered 16 through 20.

Signed at bottom left corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 92. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 92. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 92.

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 97 of book.

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