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Sept 26 42, Wood for tables and chairs : Japanese Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyo.

Ishigo, Estelle [ bio ]

Sept 26 42, Wood for tables and chairs : Japanese Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyo.
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painting
H: 9 3/4 in, W: 12 3/4 in
watercolor
paper

Heart Mountain, Wyo., 1942

(94.195.30)

Japanese American National Museum

Description

Unmatted and unframed.

1 painting mounted on paper : watercolor ; 9 x 12 in., paper support 9.75 x 12.75 in.

Watercolor in hues of brown, yellow, blue, purple, and gray of people picking through a lumber pile looking for wood to make furniture. Two men in foreground, center right, carry lumber away from pile. At midground, one figure pulls a wagon full of lumber while another person pushes from behind toward four barracks on right side. One figure stands amid lumber pile in background left. Multihued mountains in background ; blue and white mountains visible on right. Brown hued sky.

Inscription
Written in black ink below red hanko (personal mark, consists of two characters that translate as "Ishigo"), bottom left corner: Sept 26, 42, Wood For Tables and Chairs / Japanese Relocation Center, Heart Mt. Wyo. Written in pencil, bottom left corner: #10.

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