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Below army "C" rations

Ishigo, Estelle [ bio ]

Below army "C" rations
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drawing
H: 8.5 in, W: 10.25 in, Mat: 10.5 x 13.75 in
pencil
paper
tape

Heart Mountain, Wyo., ca. 1943

(94.195.22)

Japanese American National Museum

Description

1 drawing on paper mounted on paper and mat board ; image 6 x 9.5 in., on sheet 7 x 10 in., paper support 8.5 x 10.25 in., mat board 10.5 x 13.75 in.

Pencil drawing of people waiting to be served food in mess hall cafeteria by kitchen workers behind counter. Behind counter on left, a man wearing glasses, hat and apron scoops food onto a plate from a pot next to him ; woman in apron next to him pulls dishes from a stack beside her and places them on counter for him to fill. Across the counter a boy at front of line holds plate of food in his left hand and picks a fruit from a bowl on counter with his right ; an elderly woman in bonnet, younger woman and elderly man stand in line behind boy. Background right, doorway ; two spigots visible under window, center ; faintly drawn pot and ladles hanging on wall left ; two strips of flypaper hang over kitchen area. Similar to 94.195.24C and 94.195.24E. Drawing glued to another paper with white tape along top edge which is adhered to what appears to be brown bag paper.

Inscription
Written in pencil below drawing: Below army "C" rations.

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