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Camp Jerome

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Camp Jerome
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painting
H: 23.25 in, W: 32.25 in, Frame: 25.5 x 34.25 x 1 in
oil
canvas

Denson, Ark., ca. 1943

(92.97.70)

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

Description

Stretched and framed. Wooden frame with gold streaks.

Scene of life in camp. In the foreground, a bridge crosses over grassy area leading to a dirt path where a man pushes a wheelbarrow of hay; a man and boy walk hand and hand; two old women stop and talk; and a man carries wood planks over his shoulder. The sign, "Block 24," appears in the lower right corner. The right side is dominated by a barracks. A woman hangs laundry to the left of the structure while two men play a board game on a bench at the near end. In the open area on the left, a man tends a garden between two boys playing basketball and three girls jumping rope. A boy waves to another who stands in the distance in front of a mess hall and a truck marked "WRA." An American flag flies behind the barracks. A soldier stands in a watchtower behind barbed wire, upper left, under a blue sky.

Inscription
Signed in medium, bottom right corner: Henry Sugimoto Written on back, left center: "Camp Jerome" / 32 x 23 1/2

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