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Ishigo, Estelle [ bio ]

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H: 8 in, W: 10 in

United States, 1945-1955


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1 drawing on paper ; 8 x 10 in.

Pencil drawing of three women talking around what appears to be a small bonfire in a round container amidst a trailer park. Woman on left wearing glasses and hair pulled back in bun stands facing right with her back to viewer as she holds a pot in her left hand and extends right hand out with fingers splayed toward fire in a tub ; she is dressed in a frilly half apron and geta. Woman in middle dressed in skirt, sweater and boots faces viewer as she speaks ; her hands are behind her. Woman on right in dress and sweater stands facing left holding clothing in hands in front of her ; hair pulled back in bun. A dog sleeps on ground, left. In foreground, planks burn in a tub next to a bench with a bucket on top ; two mobile homes and a power line visible in background ; shaded in with zigzag lines. Similar to ink drawing by Ishigo, 94.195.8C.

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