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Ishigo, Estelle [ bio ]

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H: 8 in, W: 10 in

United States, ca. 1943


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1 drawing on paper ; image 6 x 8 in., on sheet 8 x 10 in.

Pencil drawing of people waiting to be served food in mess hall cafeteria by kitchen workers behind counter within fine rectangular line border. 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 an apple from a bowl on counter with his right ; an elderly woman in bonnet, younger woman, elderly man, and man carrying child stand in line behind boy. Door and window in background center ; pot and hanging ladles background left. Three curling strips of flypaper hang from ceiling. Four right angles drawn at corners of image. Numbers written near edges, clockwise from top: 4 3/4, 6", 3 1/4, 6". Similar to 94.195.22 and 94.195.24C.

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