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Nisei babies in concentration camp

Sugimoto, Henry [ bio ]

Nisei babies in concentration camp
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painting
H: 18 in, W: 22 in, D: .75 in
oil
canvas

Denson, Ark., ca. 1943

(92.97.130)

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

Description

Stretched and framed.

Five faceless black haired babies in diapers on white sheet; one stands, holding up small American flag in right hand; one seated behind him salutes. A soldier in tan uniform and black MP arm band carries a rifle with bayonet in left foreground. A barbed-wire fence separates him from and surrounds the babies. A guard tower stands next to a bare tree in right background under a dark sky.

Inscription
Signed, front, BLC: H. Sugimoto Written on back: Nisei Babies in (babwired camp) [crossed out]/Concetration [sic] Camp/22 1/2" x 18"

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