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Sgt. Angus McNutt, age 26, 9-19-42

Hoshida, George [ bio ]

Sgt. Angus McNutt, age 26, 9-19-42
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H: 6 in, W: 9.5 in

Lordsburg, N.M., 1942-1945


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


2 drawings on paper, laminated (1 sheet) : ink ; left image 4 x 2.75 in., right image 4 x 2.75 in., on sheet 6 x 9.5 in.

Ink portraits of two men, Angus McNutt and Dewey Bentle, at Lordsburg Justice Department Camp, New Mexico. Both drawings have black line border.
Left portrait of Angus McNutt, 26 year-old Sergeant of Terrell, Texas. Facing right in profile, McNutt is dressed in shirt, tie and hat. He has a slight smile. Visible from shoulders up.
Right portrait of Dewey Bentle, 22 year-old Corporal of Wallas, Texas. Bentle faces left in profile dressed in shirt and tie. His dark hair is combed back. Visible from shoulders up.

Hoshida was one of the seven to nine hundred Japanese Americans in Hawaii who were incarcerated in Justice Department internment camps. He was acutely aware of the importance of recording his experiences through the pen and ink drawings and watercolors he made during his incarceration in five different locations. While Hoshida did not attempt to make any overt commentary on the interment, his drawings and sketches provide a continuous and detailed account of daily activities and his long journey from Hilo, Hawaii, to the desert of Arizona.

Written in black ink on left image, bottom right corner: 9-19-42. Written in black ink below left image: Sgt. Angus McNutte age 26 / 703 East High Street / Terrel, Texas. Written in black ink below right image: Corp Dewey Bentle age 22 / 507. N. Lancaster Ave / Wallas, Texas. Written in pencil, top left corner: 167.

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