(women waiting for men to be searched for contraband, Tanforan Assembly Center, San Bruno, California)
4.875 in HIGH x 6.5 in WIDE
(12.38 cm HIGH x 16.51 cm WIDE)
Gift of the Estate of the artist

signed "Mine" in image, BR
Lined up and searched for contraband. - Text accompanying image in old non-archival housing (see object file)
TOM, "Mine Okubo: An American Experience," 1972.

Clich_s-verre on paper. The image contains a group of four figures sitting in the foreground at bottom. Soldiers search a line of men and women in the background across the upper part of the composition.

"My brother and I were separated at this point. I was asked to sit on the bench with the women and wait while my brother lined up with the men and was searched from head to toe for contraband. Straight-edged razors, knives more than four inches long, and liquor were considered contraband." (p. 30, Citizen 13660) Caption with image, "Lined up and searched for contraband."

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