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Wood carving, fish and plants

Wood carving, fish and plants

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This carving demonstrates the artistic skill that many incarcerated Japanese American possessed. Internees found a way to express their emotions through their talents. Many objects made in the internment camps revealed and represented the resilience of these imprisoned people.
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Object Name
wood carving
date made
Mantaro, Matsumoto
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
overall: 4 3/4 in x 10 1/4 in; 12.065 cm x 26.035 cm
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Mabel Rose Vogel
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, General
Cultures & Communities
Japanese American Internment Era
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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