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First winter : unprepaired [sic]

Ishigo, Estelle [ bio ]

First winter : unprepaired [sic]
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H: 5 in, W: 7.875 in

United States, ca. 1943


Japanese American National Museum


1 drawing on paper ; image 3.375 x 6.375 in., on sheet 5 x 7.875 in.

Pencil sketch of people walking between barracks in windy winter at concentration camp during World War II. Woman in foreground center walks toward viewer holding something in her hands as she bends her head into the wind which blows her knee-length skirt. A child in bottom right corner walks away from viewer with his hands in his pockets and cap on head as he hunches into his jacket. On left, woman carries a child piggyback as her skirt blows in the wind. People hunch against wind as they walk between barracks. Row of barracks in background ; perspective recedes to mountain, upper right. Scribble marks on border, right and bottom center.

Written in pencil above image, top left corner: First winter - unprepaired [sic].

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