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Bald Eagle Pin

Bald Eagle Pin

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Description
This finished bald eagle is a swooping, majestic bird pin. It really shows how much the birds change from the first step to its final form, the eagle's first carved outline (accession number 2016.0117.061) is drastically different from the powerful final product that Sadao Oka is able to produce. He painstakingly carved in the details of the feathers with just a normal pocket knife found in his tool box (accession number 2016.0117.096), and the level of realism he was able to achieve is fantastic. There was not much else he could do during his imprisonment but find perseverance and resolve in his creativity and art.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pin
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
brown (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
white (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 2 in x 1/4 in; 7.62 cm x 5.08 cm x.635 cm
ID Number
2016.0117.027
accession number
2016.0117
catalog number
2016.0117.027
Credit Line
Gift of Jane Oka
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Japanese American
Executive Order 9066
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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