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Mr. R. Kawasaki, Honolulu, 6-18-42, 3AM

Hoshida, George [ bio ]

Mr. R. Kawasaki, Honolulu, 6-18-42, 3AM
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drawing
H: 6 in, W: 9.5 in
ink
paper
laminate

United States, 1942

(97.106.1FS)

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

Description

2 drawings on paper, laminated (1 sheet) : ink ; left image 5 x 4 in., right image 5 x 4 in., on sheet 9.5 x 6 in.

Ink portrait sketches of men sleeping on train, June 18, 1942 at 3 AM.
Left sketch of a man, Mr. R. Kawasaki of Honolulu, Hawaii, sleeping sitting up with his head covered with a cloth. Dressed in a button-down shirt, Kawasaki faces the viewer as his chin rests on chest and eyes are shaded by cloth ; visible from waist up. Drawing is on small sheet glued to larger sheet.
Right sketch of a fully bearded man, Mr. Kentaro Hirashima of Honolulu, Hawaii, lays on his right side on seat of train car. Hirashima is only partially visible and at an angle. Drawing is on small sheet glued to larger sheet.
Drawing 97.106.1FT on verso of same sheet.

Inscription
Written in black ink on left sketch, top right: 6-18-42 / 3AM. Written in black ink below left sketch: Mr. R. Kawasaki - Honolulu. Written in black ink on right sketch, top right: 6-18-42 / 3AM. Written in black ink below right sketch: Mr. Kentaro Hirashima / Hono.

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