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[The mess hall bell]

Ishigo, Estelle [ bio ]

[The mess hall bell]
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H: 9.5 in, W: 6 in

United States, ca. 1942-1945


Japanese American National Museum


1 drawing on paper ; image 4.125 x 4 in., on sheet 9.5 x 6 in.

Pencil drawing of a boy in a striped shirt and overalls kneeling on the ground with a ball cupped in right hand, center left. He has a closely cropped haircut ; his head is raised as if listening to the mess hall bell. In the distance, a person stands in the doorway of a structure ; squiggle marks surround it. Horizontal lines span the paper under the boy's knees and above his head; two vertical lines frame main images, extending to top of paper and close with horizontal line. Three holes punched along left edge.

Written in pencil, bottom: The mess Hall bell--

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