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H: 6 in, W: 9.5 in

Lordsburg, N.M., June 10, 1942


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


7 drawings on paper, lined and laminated (1 sheet) : ink ; 6 x 9.5 in.

Small ink portraits of seven men with inscriptions in Japanese.
Top left image of a man, Ikeda of Pahoa, Hawaii in profile wearing a wide-brimmed hat and glasses viewed from the shoulders up.
Top right image of a man, [Odate] of Tenrikyo, facing right in profile from neck up ; mustache and lines on brow.
Middle image of head of balding man, Izukawa Daishi, facing left.
Middle right image of a man, Corporal Ando, with close cropped hair, a mustache and downcast eyes dressed in an undershirt, facing left.
Bottom left image of a man, "Arita Hitola" (Adolph Hitler?), sitting in shorts and sleeveless shirt and smoking a cigarette.
Bottom middle image of a man, Mr. Kagawa sitting with back to viewer dressed in undershirt and dark long pants talking about how to shoot a gun.
Bottom right image of a man, Shindo, sitting barechested with on leg tucked under and one leg bent to chest.
Drawing 97.106.1BH on recto of same sheet.

Written in black ink, top row: Pahoa Ikeda, [Odate] Tenrikyo. Written in black ink, middle row: Izukawa Daishi, Ando Gocho [military rank: Corporal]. Written in black ink, bottom row: Arita Hitola [nickname], Kagawasan Jukigekijutsudan, Shindo. Written in black ink, bottom right corner: 6-10-42.

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