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Bye Bye Daddy

Sugimoto, Henry [ bio ]

Bye Bye Daddy
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H: 21.25 in, W: 18 in, Frame: 22.5 x 19 x 1.25 in

Arkansas, ca. 1942-1945


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


Stretched and framed, gold leaf frame.

Image of Nisei soldier in brown uniform and service cap looking over left shoulder bidding his family farewell as he leaves camp with one brown bag to join the war. In left foreground a young girl in a brownish white top waves her right hand; right, a woman in greyish white dress holds a baby dressed in white, while waving with her right hand. The baby waves an small American flag with its right hand. A guard house is partially visible on right with letters, "GAR." A red lettered stop sign and a soldier armed with a bayonet bars the family from leaving. Barbed wire fences line the path receding into distance. A guard tower stands center background.

Signed in medium, bottom left corner: H. Sugimoto, Ark. Written on back, top center: Bye-Bye Daddy, 22" x 18"

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