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8 showers + 4 tubs for 80 women

Ishigo, Estelle [ bio ]

8 showers + 4 tubs for 80 women
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drawing
H: 8 in, W: 5 in
pencil
paper

United States, ca. 1943

(94.195.24I)

Japanese American National Museum

Description

1 drawing on paper ; image 5.75 x 3.5 in., on sheet 7.875 x 5 in.

Pencil drawing of women and girl undressing and showering in women's bathing facility. Three women and a girl undress behind a black heating stove with pipe extending to ceiling in foreground and next to a pair of shoes and a bench on left edge. A nude woman holding a towel walks toward open shower stalls on right ; one woman is showering in a stall. Another woman sits in a bathtub in background where tubs are located in open stalls. Wooden racks on ground of stalls. One light bulb top left.

Inscription
Written in pencil, bottom left corner of image: EI. Written in pencil outside of border, bottom: 8 showers + 4 tubs for 80 women / No privacy for women and children. Written in pencil sideways, bottom right corner: 28.

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