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Ishigo, Estelle [ bio ]

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H: 8.5 in, W: 11 in

Heart Mountain, Wyo., ca. 1942-1945


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1 drawing on paper ; 8.5 x 11 in.

Pencil drawing of a man sitting on a folding chair between military-style cots. Dressed in a hat, jacket over a shirt, belted rolled-up pants, and boots, the man leans back in the chair facing left while gazing at the viewer with a friendly, bearded face; his left hand grips the arm of the chair and a pipe hangs from a corner of his mouth. The bottom of a bunk is visible in the right foreground, two other bunks are visible in background left. Diagonal lines compose the wooden floor; vertical lines indicate wooden walls behind; a clock sits on the shelf along the back wall; a cloth is draped on the shelf on the right wall. Two holes are punched along top.

Written in pencil, lower left corner [Japanese word translated to "Uncle"]: Ojisan

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