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Gangs of boys

Ishigo, Estelle [ bio ]

Gangs of boys
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H: 5 in, W: 8 in

Heart Mountain, Wyo., ca. 1942-1945


Japanese American National Museum


1 drawing on paper ; 5 x 8 in.

Pencil drawing of eleven boys hanging out near barracks. Two boys wrestle, right foreground, on dirt while one boy on plank sidewalk pretends to aim a rifle at them ; another boy looks over his shoulder at them. Behind them, seven older boys stand talking. Faces of boys not defined. Wooden structure and sidewalk on left ; barracks with porches, right ; fence and mountain visible in background. Fine line border.

Written in pencil, bottom left: gangs of boys

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