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Title
My Papa
Creator
Sugimoto, Henry
Date Created and/or Issued
ca. 1942
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
Written on back, top left: My Papa, Jerome Camp, by Henry Sugimoto
A man is taken away from the family farm by an FBI agent as his young family watches. Backs to the viewer, a man in yellow shirt and blue overalls carries a brown suitcase in left hand and brown hat in other as he is led away by the arm to a waiting car by a tall man in a dark suit and hat at left. Behind them in midground, a young girl in a cream-colored dress follows with outstretched arms. A small black and brown dog walks at her side. In right foreground, a woman in a white bonnet and white polka-dotted blue dress hangs her head as the child she holds cradles her face. A branch and a shovel blade are visible in left foreground. In right background, a white horse stands with head down harnessed to a plow in front of a fence and other farm buildings, including a water tank and windmill. A black car stands in left background. Sky is dark and gloomy. Stretched and framed.
The Japanese-language newspaper reported daily that Japanese who lived all over [the West Coast] were being taken by the FBI." (From Henry Sugimoto's diaries.)
Type
image
Format
Painting oil on canvas California
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/tf1t1n98j1
92.97.139
Subject
FBI
Men
Horses
Dogs
Plows
Farms
Windmills
Water towers
Forced exclusion
Place
California