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[Center occupation mural]

Muramoto, Walter [ bio ]

[Center occupation 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, "Center occupation," painted by high school student, Motohiko Hori, is propped on sawhorses against wall of wooden building at Rohwer concentration camp, Rohwer, Arkansas, 1944-1945. Mural depicts Japanese Americans working in various occupations at Rohwer camp, including housepainters, construction worker, secretary, salesperson, surgeon, boiler attendant, cook, logger, gardener, farmer (on tractor and planting rows), and mechanic. Panel is signed at bottom right (illegible). Image has irregular scalloped border. Appears to be a different version from mural in JANM collection (88.25.125H).

Written in pencil on back: [circled letter] D II.

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