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Phonograph entertainment

Hoshida, George [ bio ]

Phonograph entertainment
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H: 9.5 in, W: 6 in

United States, February 9, 1943


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


2 drawings on paper (1 sheet) : ink ; top image 4.25 x 6 in., bottom image 5.25 x 6 in., on sheet 9.5 x 6 in.

Ink sketches of man operating phonograph and two men, identified by inscriptions, listening to the music on February 9, 1943, 7:30 P.M.
Top sketch depicts a man seated at a table with one bare light bulb handing from the ceiling and a record playing on a phonograph attached to a large tabletop speaker. The man's features are indistinct and shaded on the left.
Bottom sketch of two men seated on bench or bed listening to the music ; Mr. Y. Mizutani has a mustached and glasses and sits with his arms crossed on the left, while Mr. K. Takata has a long beard and sits with his hands in his lap on the right.
Drawing 97.106.1CD on verso of same sheet.

Written in black ink, top right corner: 2-9-43 7:30 PM. Written in black ink on top image, bottom: Phonograph Entertainment. Written in black ink on bottom image, bottom: Mr. Y. Mizutori, Mr. K. Takata / Listening in. Written in pencil bottom left corner: 42.

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