Drum Mountain Center, Utah

Description
"Drum Mountains -Ctr. Utah"
In 1943, Akio Ujihara along with another internee found a large meteorite just 16 miles west of Topaz Relocation Center at the Drum Mountains. The pair was searching for rocks to use in jewelry when they discovered the 1,164 pound meteorite. Ujihara, who had received a degree from Polytechnic Engineering College at Oakland prior to internment, asserted that this was a unique find that should be studied by the Smithsonian Institution. The meteorite was shortly thereafter delivered into the museum’s possession, and is today in the Natural History Museum’s Collections.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
painting
date made
1945-08-27
maker
Ujihara, Akio
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
paint (overall material)
watercolor painting (overall production method/technique)
pencil (overall material)
Measurements
average spatial: 11 in x 15 in; 27.94 cm x 38.1 cm
overall: 9 in x 14 3/4 in; 22.86 cm x 37.465 cm
place made
United States: Utah, Topaz War Relocation Center
depicted; associated place
United States: Utah, Topaz War Relocation Center
ID Number
1986.3047.10
catalog number
1986.3047.10
nonaccession number
1986.3047
subject
Prisoners of War
Trees
Flowers
Landscape
Politics
related event
World War II
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Art
Military
Japanese American Internment Era
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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