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Working on Farm

Sugimoto, Henry [ bio ]

Working on Farm
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painting
L: 64 in, W: 51.5 in, D: 1.75 in
oil
canvas

New York, N.Y., ca. 1970

(92.97.110)

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

Description

Stretched and framed

Japanese laborers working on apricot farm. Right foreground, a man in white shirt, brown pants, and hat drinks from a canteen, water dribbling down his chin. A crate of apricots and an empty bucket stand next to him. A man dressed in blue overalls and hat with his back to the viewer pulls apricots down from a tree using a fruit picker onto a cloth spread on the ground. Midground center, a man empties a bucket of apricots into a crate. Empty crates lie nearby. Behind him to the right, a man in brown stands on a ladder hand picking apricots, bucket hanging from the ladder. Further back in the orchard two men load a horse drawn cart with filled apricot crates. Another man carries a ladder toward another tree.

Inscription
Written on back: Japanese Immigration History Series / "Working on Farm"

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