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Documentary, "our washroom, Jerome camp"

Sugimoto, Henry [ bio ]

Documentary, "our washroom, Jerome camp"
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painting
H: 22.75 in, W: 31.75 in, Frame: 24 x 33 x 1.25 in
oil
canvas

Denson, Ark., 1942

(92.97.47)

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

Description

Stretched and framed.

Women and man doing laundry at four four-segmented communal sinks. At one sink, a child takes a bath, facing the viewer, next to a woman wearing a blue polka dotted blouse with tan apron who is doing laundry with her back to the viewer. A girl in green bends over washing her hair in the segment opposite. An old man in undershirt wrings clothes in the sink to the right. A woman scrubs on a washboard in the sink behind him. The fourth sink with sign, "Food Utensial [sic] Only," is empty in upper left. In left foreground, washboard, baskets and children's slippers. A woman and child enter the washroom through a door in rear.

Inscription
Signed in medium, bottom left corner: Jerome Camp 1942 ; upper right corner: H. Sugimoto Written on back, top center: Documentary, Our Wash Room, Jerome Camp, by Henry Sugimoto, 1942 ; left center: 32" x 23"

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