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Ishigo, Estelle [ bio ]

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H: 8.25 in, W: 11 in

United States, ca. 1942-1945


Japanese American National Museum


1 drawing on paper : charcoal pencil ; image 6.5 x 8.625 in., on sheet 8.25 x 11 in.

Charcoal pencil drawing of a man and three women cleaning at deep industrial wash sinks. Within a fine rectangular border, a woman in a sombrero and white apron stands on the left with her right hand on hip, holding a pot over a sink ; another woman in a bonnet stands next to her with her back to the viewer bending over the sink cleaning ; a third woman washes a mop at adjacent sink. A man stands with his back to the women facing the viewer and washes a mop in sink opposite as water runs from tap. Pipes extend down from ceiling to sink.

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