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Title
Easter in Camp Jerome
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
Signed in medium, lower left corner, title in blue ink: H. Sugimoto, Easter in Camp Jerome. Written on back, left center: Easter in Jerome Camp
Oil on canvas mounted on masonite. Still life of purple, red and white striped basket of easter eggs (red, blue, yellow) sitting on top paper, "Arkansas," on a wooden table. A Bible sits to the right of the basket and a blue egg to the left. White easter lilies peek out behind the wooden table, background left. Background right, a view of the barracks and watchtower.
Sugimoto was baptized in the 1920s and sustained a deep faith for the rest of his life. He wrote, "Dislocation, moving from one place to another, was indeed depressing and trying...this condition could be persevered by looking up and knowing that Christ had His heavy cross to bear." (Henry Sugimoto, ca. 1981, from personal papers archived at the Japanese American National Museum)
Type
image
Format
Painting oil on canvas, mounted on board Denson, Ark.
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/tf509nb0bh
92.97.66
Subject
Concentration Camps, Jerome
Jerome Relocation Center (Denson, Ark.)
Arkansas
Easter
Easter eggs
Bible
Easter lily
Barracks
Place
Denson, Ark.