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Title
Died in Battlefield
Creator
Sugimoto, Henry
Date Created and/or Issued
ca. 1943
Publication Information
Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Contributing Institution
Japanese American National Museum
Collection
Sugimoto (Henry) Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Signed in medium, bottom right: H. Sugimoto. Written on back, left center: "Died in Battlefield" / 32" x 26
Stretched and framed. Wooden frame with gold streaks showing through. Image of a U.S. Amy officer presenting a folded American flag for a soldier killed in action to deceased's wife or mother who is interned in a concentration camp in the United States. At left, a Caucasian man in tan uniform and white gloves bends down to present folded triangle flag of white stars on blue field to woman in white-trimmed black dress with hat seated on wooden seat at right. A little boy dressed in black and yellow striped shirt and tan shorts stands between them. All eyes are focused on the flag. A translucent bubble with an image of the deceased soldier in uniform saluting floats above the woman and boy. In the background behind them, an American flag flies in front of a mess hall next to a garden of giant sunflowers. An old man bent with age walks with a cane on a path between a barracks on left and the mess hall on right toward the viewer. In the distance a watchtower with a soldier on! duty is visible above the barracks under a golden blue sky.
Type
image
Format
Painting oil on canvas Denson, Ark.
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/tf0w10015f
92.97.95
Subject
442nd Regimental Combat Team
Concentration camps
Soldiers
Women
Boys
World War, 1939-1945
Casualties
Saluting
Aged persons
Place
Denson, Ark.