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Nisei babies in concentration camp

Sugimoto, Henry [ bio ]

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

Denson, Ark., ca. 1943


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


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.

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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