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Title
Take Fresh Air ? (Fresh Air Break on the Trip from Fresno to Jerome)
Creator
Sugimoto, Henry
Date Created and/or Issued
1957
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: H. Sugimoto. Written on back, top center: Take Fresh Air, 32 x 23 1/2 ; bottom right (In Japanese): On the way from Fresno Assembly Center? On the train to Jerome Relocation Center. Break (30 minutes) in a place with no houses.
Stretched and framed. In the foreground and left side, four soldiers with rifles and MP armbands look over a barbed wire fence at the large number of men, women and children who are walking, talking and playing in the main body of the painting. The MP to the left holds his left palm outward to the people in a motion to stop. In the background left, an engineer sits in the cab of a locomotive, followed by a coal tender and a passenger car with the words, "Santa Fe," where an old woman stands in the doorway at far right.
Type
image
Format
Painting oil on canvas California
Form/Genre
painting
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/tf5s2004fx
92.97.55
Subject
Concentration camps
Railroads
Trains
Soldiers
People
Children
Exercise
Firearms
Japanese Americans
Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
Place
California

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