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Playing checkers

Hoshida, George [ bio ]

Playing checkers
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H: 9.5 in, W: 6 in

United States, 1942-1943


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


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

Ink sketches of three men playing checkers, and portraits of five other men doing various activities.
Top sketch of three men seated at a park bench table playing checkers. Two men seated on the left, Matsumoto and Ushisoji, opposite Tamura, on right. Ushisoji rests his chin in hand as he looks at board game.
Middle left sketch of a man, Odachi, viewed from the back as he reads ; book partially visible.
Middle left center sketch of a man, Taketa, viewed from the shoulders up from the back as he whittles a pipe.
Middle right center sketch of a man, K. Kanno, from chest up as he looks away from viewer.
Middle right sketch of a man, Hata, in profile.
Bottom sketch of a man wearing glasses, T. Ikeda, bent over a book reading.
Drawing 97.106.1FD on verso of same sheet.

Written in black ink, top right corner: 10-7-42 - 7:50PM. Written in black ink on top image, bottom: Playing checkers. Written in black ink on top image: Matsumoto, Ushisoji, Tamura. Written in black ink on middle images (left to right): Odachi - Reading, Takata / Whittling pipe, K.Kanno, Hata. Written in black ink on bottom image: T.Ikeda. Reading. Written in pencil, bottom left corner: 17.

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