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Ishigo, Estelle [ bio ]

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H: 4.875 in, W: 8 in

United States, ca. 1943


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1 drawing on paper ; image 4 x 6.375 in., on sheet 4.875 x 8 in.

Pencil drawing of men's bathing facilities with showers and furo (Japanese bathtub). Large open room with two men on left washing under two showerheads high on wall ; little boy holding toy ship walks toward furo in right back corner of room ; two boys climbing into tub from bench and wooden rack on ground while three boys soak in wooden tub. Two showerheads on right wall are on and pouring into tub ; pipe on side of furo pours water onto floor near square drain in bottom right corner. Floor is wet and steam swirls in room with a single lightbulb in ceiling and one window back center of room. Rectangular line border.

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