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Lordsburg : digging ditch, compound 2

Hoshida, George [ bio ]

Lordsburg : digging ditch, compound 2
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H: 9.5 in, W: 6 in

Lordsburg, N.M., November 7, 1942


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


2 drawings on paper, laminated (1 sheet) : ink ; top image 4.75 x 6 in., bottom image 4.625 x 6 in., on sheet 9.375 x 6 in.

Ink sketches of men digging a ditch at compound 2, Lordsburg camp, 9 A.M. and prisoners of war from the Battle of Midway listening to Mr. Abe lecture on the history of the United States, November 7, 1942.
Top sketch of view down a lane between rows of barracks with five figures digging with picks and shovels on left ; a figure walks across lane in background ; power lines line lane on right ; flag pole with flag, guard tower and mountain in background.
Lower sketch of eight prisoners of war sitting with backs to viewer on park benches in a barracks while a bearded man with glasses stands behind a desk on the right facing them and the viewer ; men have large letters, "PW", on back with numbers printed across shoulder blades.
Drawing 97.106.1BF on verso of same sheet.

Written in black ink, top: Lordsburg 11-7,42 / 9AM. Written in black ink on top image, bottom center: Digging ditch. Compound 2. Written in blue ink on bottom image, bottom right: PWs from MIDWAY BATTLE. Written in black ink on bottom image, bottom right: History of U.S. by Mr. Abe / 11-7-42. Written in pencil, bottom left corner: 26.

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