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Denson Hospital, 6-19-44, 1 PM

Hoshida, George [ bio ]

Denson Hospital, 6-19-44, 1 PM
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H: 6 in, W: 9.5 in

Denson, Ark., 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, June 19, 1944, 1 PM. Partial view of a building in foreground right ; utility pole foreground left. In distance, two large buildings with vents on roof next to low buildings with verandas. A large smokestack stands at center billowing smoke to the right. Large clouds above.
Drawing 97.106.2ES on verso 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 1PM.

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