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Oakland slum - 6-4-42

Hoshida, George [ bio ]

Oakland slum - 6-4-42
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United States, 1942-1943


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


2 drawings on paper (1 sheet) : ink, watercolor ; top image 3.75 x 5.25 in, bottom image 4 x 5.25 in., on sheet 9.5 x 6 in.

Ink and watercolor drawings in hues of orange, brown, green, blue, purple of an Oakland, California slum and the interior of a train.
Top drawing shows homes in Oakland with yards and uneven fences and a vacant lot on right ; smoke billows from tall buildings in background ; mountains under blue hued skies with clouds ; black line border.
Bottom drawing is an interior view of train car with orange ceiling ; twelve people sit on green seats with white headrests and one man stands in aisle at back ; two men in suits in left front seat and one man in suit in right front seat ; windows open ; black line border.
Drawing 97.106.1W on recto of same sheet.

Written in black ink below top image: OAKLAND SLUM - 6-4-42. Written in black ink below bottom image: Interior of Train - 6-4-42.

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