At Fresno Assembly Camp Sumile was 6 Yrs Old [Sumile in Fresno Assembly Camp]
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Assembly Centers, Fresno,
Gift of Madeleine Sugimoto and Naomi Tagawa, Japanese American National Museum
Stretched and framed.
Portrait of Sugimoto's daughter, Madeleine Sumile, as a young girl with white ID tag, "Name Sugimoto, H., No. 24907" fastened to her blue-trimmed dress with a safety pin. Sumile wears a red bow in her hair and looks off to the left of the viewer.
Signed in medium, bottom left corner: H. Sugimoto/At Fresno Assembly Camp 1942 Sumile was 6 Yrs Old
In contrast to documentary words with generalized figures, some of Sugimoto's paintings from this period are skillfully executed likenesses, rich in emotional content.
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