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Rohwer Camp

Sugimoto, Henry [ bio ]

Rohwer Camp
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H: 23.5 in, W: 32.25 in, D: .75 in

Rohwer, Ark., ca. 1943


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


Stretched and unframed.

In the foreground, a man in blue overalls with a shovel over his right shoulder walks on a dirt path bordered by greenery, which bisects a boarded walkway running up the center into community area between grey barracks and mess hall. A woman with a red top and white skirt strolls on the walkway which ends near the mess hall at back where a man leaning on a cane and a woman holding a basket stand talking. On the left, a woman bends over tending a garden in front of a barracks; a man in grey pushes a wheelbarrow; and a child in white shirt and blue shorts shovels the earth in rows. To the right of the walkway, a small fenced garden stands next to a laundry line where a woman has just hung laundry. A seated man talks to a boy standing next to the bench in front of the barracks on the right. An American flag flies over the barracks in the distance under a blue sky.

Signed in medium, bottom left corner: Henry Sugimoto, Rohwer Camp Written on back, right center: 32 1/2 x 23 1/2 / Rhwer [sic] Camp

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