Japanese American National Museum
Collections & Research

8 showers + 4 tubs for 80 women

Ishigo, Estelle [ bio ]

8 showers + 4 tubs for 80 women
Enlarge Image (87.8KB)

H: 8 in, W: 5 in

United States, ca. 1943


Japanese American National Museum


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.

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.

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in this collection must be submitted to the Collections Management & Access Unit at the Japanese American National Museum (



Jump to Top of Page Japanese American National Museum home   ▪   Privacy Policy
Copyright © 1998-2019 Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles California 90012   ▪   phone: 213.625.0414