Denson Hospital, 6-19-44
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Jun. 19, 1944
Gift of June Hoshida Honma, Sandra Hoshida and Carole Hoshida Kanada
1 drawing on paper : ink ; 6 x 9.5 in.
Ink sketch of Denson hospital in Denson, Arkansas on June 19, 1944. A row of four large buildings on a hill at left ; a series of buildings, probably barracks, comprise the hospital on the right. An ambulance with a cross on it is parked in front. Utility poles appear betwen buildings. Clouds above.
Drawing 97.106.2ET 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, bottom left: Denson Hospital / 6-19-44.
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