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Ishigo, Estelle [ bio ]

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H: 12 in, W: 9 in

United States, ca. 1942-1945


Japanese American National Museum


1 drawing on paper ; 12 x 9 in.

Pencil drawing of women, man, and children in communal laundry room. Focal point of drawing are four industrial sinks where one woman is washing clothes on washboard at one, another is fillled with laundry, a boy sits in third sink and a woman at fourth sink bends to pick up more laundry from basket on ground. A boy sits on the basket of laundry as another boy grabs his foot. Background right, a man with a beard washes his clothes at another set of industrial sinks ; windows line wall. A woman wrings a mop in sinks at back of room, left. Pipes extend upward toward ceiling from center of each set of four sinks.

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