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My quarters at Santa Fe D.S., 11-28-43, 8:30 PM

Hoshida, George [ bio ]

My quarters at Santa Fe D.S., 11-28-43, 8:30 PM
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H: 9.5 in, W: 6 in

Santa Fe, N.M., 1943


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


1 drawing on paper, laminated : ink ; 6 x 9.5 in.

Ink sketch of the artist's desk full of books ; three people stand behind counter in background. A suitcase and trash can sit below the desk lined and piled with books which dominates sketch. The people stand below an overhang area with a pennant. Drawing 97.106.2DM on recto of same sheet.

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 ink, bottom: My Quarters at Santa Fe D.S. 11-28-43 / 8:30 PM.

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