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Posting of Civilian Exclusion Order/Evacuation Order No. 19, Berkeley, California, 1942

Miné Okubo1942-1944

Japanese American National Museum

Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles, United States

A woman with flipped forelock of hair, Mine Okubo, stands amongst a group of people reading "Evacuation Order No. 19," on April 24, 1942 in Berkeley, California during World War II. Five men crowd with Mine around poster with backs to viewer. A woman faces the viewer in foreground right, carrying a baby. A little girl in cross-patterned dress crosses her wrists as she stands facing the viewer at bottom left.

Details

  • Title: Posting of Civilian Exclusion Order/Evacuation Order No. 19, Berkeley, California, 1942
  • Creator: Mine Okubo
  • Creator Lifespan: 1912-2001
  • Date Created: 1942-1944
  • Location Created: Topaz (Central Utah)
  • Physical Dimensions: H: 9.25 in, W: 13 in
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Japanese American National Museum. For licensing and reuse, contact JANM.
  • External Link: Mine Okubo Collection
  • Medium: paper, ink
  • Credit Line: Japanese American National Museum (Gift of Mine Okubo Estate, 2007.62.18)
  • Context: This is one of 198 ink drawings Mine Okubo included in Citizen 13660, her graphic memoir, which was the first of its kind and captured her experience at Tanforan and Topaz, during the two years in which she was incarcerated.

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