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Reno, Nev., 6-5-42, 5AM

Hoshida, George [ bio ]

Reno, Nev., 6-5-42, 5AM
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drawing
H: 9.5 in, W: 6 in
ink
watercolor
paper
laminate

United States, June 5, 1942

(97.106.1AQ)

Gift of June Hoshida Honma, Sandra Hoshida and Carole Hoshida Kanada

Description

2 drawings on paper, lined and laminated (1 sheet) : ink, watercolor ; top image 3.75 x 5 in., bottom image 4.125 x 5.125 in., on sheet 9.5 x 6 in.

Ink drawings with watercolor in hues of red, green, yellow, blue, gray, orange of street in Reno, Nevada and a railroad junction in Nevada in early morning June 5, 1942.
Top drawing is a view of down a street lined with orange and yellow buildings and power lines extending to one-point perspective, right background ; blue car stopped at intersection, midground, next to gas station on left ; red and green traffic signal in foreground ; red car right side of road driving away from viewer while black truck approaches ; trees behind buildings ; purple hued mountain in background under blue hued sky.
Lower drawing of an two large trees in front of off-white buildings with railroad tracks on either side as sun rises over gray mountains, casting an orange glow over scene ; a black train with billowing smoke appears in right bottom corner ; a figure stands on road next to a cart ; white smoke billows from tall smokestack amongst buildings at left.
Drawing 97.106.1R on verso of same sheet.

Inscription
Written in ink on top image, bottom right corner: RENO, NEV. / 6-5-42 5AM. Written in ink on bottom image, bottom center: Rlrd Junction, Nevada / 6-5-42 6AM. Written in pencil, bottom left corner: 103.

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