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Ishigo, Estelle [ bio ]

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H: 10.125 in, W: 8 in

California, ca. 1950


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1 drawing on paper ; 10.125 x 8 in.

Pencil sketch of a family inside a trailer. Rough sketches of five people within detailed interior of a mobile home. Woman stands at center preparing a meal ; three people seated next to table and small child in foreground. Kitchen equipment and utensils drawn with detail in background.

Written in pencil on back: for 2 years one little room [inserted] < like this > is where families of 2-5 persons have lived since returning from the barracks of relocation camps no water - coal oil where gasoline ranges are broken. this is all the space there is to the one cell like room - dimensions____

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