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Family in Camp Room

Sugimoto, Henry [ bio ]

Family in Camp Room
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H: 23.75 in, W: 30 in, Frame: 25 x 31.25 x 1 in

Denson, Ark., ca. 1942


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


Stretched and framed.

Family of four in a room with an old-style woodburning stove. A boy in red writes on a sheet of paper while a girl in green reads a book as they sit facing the viewer at table in the foreground right. At left, a woman sits on a stool facing the stove with her back to the viewer. She is dressed in a green jacket and brown skirt. On the other side of the stove, behind the children, a man with a mustache reads the newspsper. A steaming kettle sits on the black stove. Behind the man, on the right, is a small American flag, an alarm clock, a photograph and a vase with red flowers sitting on a mantel. In the background left, a broom leans against the wall, bristles upward.

Signed in medium, bottom right corner: Henry Sugimoto Written on back: 30 1/2" x 24"/Family in Camp Room

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