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Documentary-Nisei Soldiers Returning the Flag of 442nd to the President

Sugimoto, Henry [ bio ]

Documentary-Nisei Soldiers Returning the Flag of 442nd to the President
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painting
H: 39.5 in, W: 32.75 in, Frame: 37.25 x 44 in, D: 1.25 in
oil
canvas

, ca. 1965

(92.97.138)

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

Description

Stretched and framed.

U.S. soldiers of Japanese ancestry presenting 442nd Regimental Combat Team flag to President Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. A soldier stands in profile at left extending a flag with an eagle displayed, facing left, holding a banner, " 442nd Regiment Infantry," with five lances in its right claw and a branch in its left claw on a field of blue bordered by yellow fringe. A taller, older Caucasian man faces the viewer as he grasps the flag staff with both hands. He is dressed in brown and wears a hat and glasses. Six soldiers stand behind them at attention with bayonets attached to rifles. All soldiers are dressed in tan uniform, brown boots and tie, and dark grey helmet. In the background the nation's Capitol is visible in blue under a dusky brown and yellow sky.

Inscription
Signed in medium, bottom center: H. Sugimoto Written on back, top center: Nisei Soldiers Returning the Flag of the 442nd Regiment to the President

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