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Ishigo, Estelle [ bio ]

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H: 10 in, W: 12 in

Heart Mountain, Wyo., ca. 1943


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1 drawing on paper mounted on cardboard ; image 5.5 x 9.5 in., on sheet 6.5 x 10.125 in., cardboard support 10 x 12 in.

Pencil drawing of spectators sitting on a long bench watching boys playing baseball in Heart Mountain concentration camp during World War II. Ten people sit with backs to viewer on a long bench extending across foreground ; woman with umbrella open second from right. A boy stands before the backstop on left with glove up to his face. The batter flings bat behind him as he starts to run to the right ; two other players in field turn to watch outfielder chase down the ball in the air. Four barracks in background under a couple clouds.

Written in pencil, bottom right under bench: EI.

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