Dec. 4, 1942 Japanese Internment, World War II
18 in HIGH x 31 in WIDE
(45.72 cm HIGH x 78.74 cm WIDE)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Dean L. Mawdsley

Painting. Description: Oil, landscape of area of camp at Tule Lake showing lake, mountains, sentry tower, birds and trees. Painted wooden frame. Signed "Joe I. Sakaishi, Dec. 4, 1942, Tule Lake" Shows both arid land of camp area and snow-covered Cascades. Frame has metal corner braces and wire for hanging. Excellent condition: three small chipped areas; frame splintery along some spots of back edges. Dimensions: 24-1/8" x 11-1/8" inside frame; 30-7/8" x 17-7/8" outside over-all. History: Painted by Joe I. Sakaishi, presumably interned at Tule Lake at that time. The Tule Lake camp was established near the towns of Tule Lake and Newell in California at the Oregon border. In December of 1942 this camp was still a general relocation site; change after July 15, 1943, when the segregation program was announced.
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