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Planting Vegetables

Sugimoto, Henry [ bio ]

Planting Vegetables
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H: 23 in, W: 32 in, Frame: 25 x 34.25 x 1 in

Rohwer, Ark., 1944


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


Mounted and framed. Wood frame with gold streaks.

Family of four gardening together. Father dressed in blue shirt, tan pants and light blue socks steps on shovel to dig in garden next to a barracks. Mother in lime green shirt, blue pants and white apron bends down to plant vegetable. A little bucket sits at her foot. Little daughter in yellow dress stands between parents holding a plant. Son in blue shorts, yellow striped shirt and bluish cap walks up on left side next to father carrying a bucket. Laundry hangs next to barracks on left. In the background a woman walks before a barracks, a man in apron stands before a mess hall on right and a man with a cane walks between the buildings.

Signed in medium, bottom left corner: Henry Sugimoto, Rohwer, 1944 Written on back, right center: "Planting Vegetables" / 32 1/2 x 24" ; Right (In Japanese): Ura Akichi ni Yasai Zukari [Translation: Planting Vegetables in the Backyard]

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