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D.Herwig, Lordsburg, New Mexico

Hoshida, George [ bio ]

D.Herwig, Lordsburg, New Mexico
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H: 6 in, W: 9.5 in

Lordsburg, N.M., 1942-1943


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


1 drawing on paper, laminated : ink, pencil ; 4.125 x 2.75 in., on sheet 6 x 9.5 in.

Ink portrait of a caucasian woman, D. Herwig, at Lordsburg Justice Department Camp, New Mexico. Herwig looks directly at the viewer under arched eyebrows and combed back dark, short, curling hair. She is dressed in a dark jacket over a blouse with a wide collar. Visible from shoulders up. Pencil line border. Empty pencil border to right.

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 below drawing: D.HERWIG. LORDSBURG, NEW MEXICO.

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