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[Jerome R.C., 2-5-44]

Hoshida, George [ bio ]

[Jerome R.C., 2-5-44]
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Denson, Ark., 1942-1945


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


1 drawing on paper : ink ; 3.5 x 6 in., on sheet 9.5 x 6in.

Ink sketch depicting a row of barracks in a block at Jerome Relocation Center on February 5, 1944. A road lined with utitlity poles extends from the right foreground to buildings in background right. A row of barracks parallel the road and recede to same point. Trees in background behind barracks. Drawing 97.106.2DY 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 black ink, top left: 2-5-44. Written in black ink, bottom center: Jerome R.C.

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