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Life of the American Ghetto

Ishigo, Estelle [ bio ]

Life of the American Ghetto
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H: 8.5 in, W: 10.75 in

United States, ca. 1942-1945


Japanese American National Museum


1 drawing on paper ; 8.5 x 10.75 in.

Pencil drawing of people gathered on a hill topped with a cross overlooking barracks and watchtowers. Three fenceposts with wire in foreground. In the distance a crowd of people with heads distinguished by circles stand atop a hill, right ; cross tops hill. Rows of barracks and three watchtowers visible in background. Sky and ground roughly shaded. Two vertical lines extend from top to bottom down the center of drawing ; a large and small rectangle are located between the lines, top ; small rectangle at bottom. Long narrow rectangle, lower right corner.

Written in pencil, upper right: LIFE of the AMERICAN GHETTO

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