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drawing
H: 10.5 in, W: 8 in
paper
ink
glue

Harbor City, Calif., ca. 1945-1955

(94.195.8C)

Japanese American National Museum

Description

1 drawing on paper glued to paper : ink ; 10.5 x 8 in.

Ink drawing of three women standing around a small bonfire amidst a trailer park. Woman wearing glasses and hair pulled back in a bun stands on left with her back to viewer as she talks to woman in the middle. Dressed in a half apron and geta, she holds a pot in her left hand and extends right hand out with fingers splayed toward fire in a tub. Second woman in middle dressed in skirt, sweater and boots faces viewer as she speaks ; her hands are behind her back. Third woman, on right, in dress and sweater stands facing left holding cloth in hands in front of her ; hair pulled back in bun. In foreground, a dog crouches on ground with rear in the air as it approaches a cat who arches its back and hisses at him ; another cat sleeps under a bench with a bucket on top, next to a tub filled with burning wood ; two mobile homes and a power line visible in background. Drawing is glued to a large piece of paper. Similar to pencil drawing by Ishigo, 94.195.7Y.

Inscription
Written in pencil, under drawing : Harbor City Fish Cannery Trailer Camp.

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