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Send off husband at Jerome camp

Sugimoto, Henry [ bio ]

Send off husband at Jerome camp
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H: 30 in, W: 23.5 in, Frame: 31 x 24.5 in

Denson, Ark., 1943


Gift of Madeleine Sugimoto and Naomi Tagawa, Japanese American National Museum


Framed and stretched. Gold frame, hanging wire and screws attached to back of stretcher.

Image of Nisei soldier in brown uniform and garrison cap looking over right shoulder bidding his family farewell as he leaves camp with one black bag to join the war. In left foreground, a young girl in a greenish blue dress waves an American flag; lower center, a woman in a purple and white polka-dotted dress holding baby dressed in yellow, while waving a white handkerchief; lower right is camp guard with a pallid face, bars the family from leaving and is armed with a bayonet attached to rifle. Red on white stop sign at center blocks their way, barbed wire fences along left and right, and guard tower on background.

Signed in medium, bottom left corner: H. Sugimoto, 1943 Written on back: Documentary / "Send Off Husband" at Jerome Camp / by Henry Sugimoto / 1942.

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