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Working on Farm

Sugimoto, Henry [ bio ]

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

New York, N.Y., ca. 1970


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


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.

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

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