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[Evacuation mural]

Muramoto, Walter [ bio ]

[Evacuation mural]
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H: 2.5 in, W: 3.625 in

Rohwer, Ark., 1944-1945


Gift of the Walter Muramoto Family


1 photographic print : b&w;

Mural titled, "Evacuation," painted by high school student, Teruyo Kishi, is propped on sawhorses against wall of wooden building at Rohwer concentration camp, Rohwer, Arkansas, 1944-1945. Mural depicts the forced removal of Japanese Americans in the United States during World War II, including exterior scenes of people and woman and girl standing in front of a desk facing a Caucasian man below an image of multi-storey building flying an American flag; man and woman packing tools; family and packed boxes in front of open farmland and mountains; people being escorted to trains by soldiers; a woman burning items in trash can in front of a church while Caucasian man pays Japanese American man in front of a "Sale" sign in foreground, near packed belongings. Panel is signed (illegible) at bottom right. Image has irregular scalloped border. Appears to be a different version from mural in JANM collection (88.25.125G).

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