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Santa Ana, Calif., 11/14/45

Hoshida, George [ bio ]

Santa Ana, Calif., 11/14/45
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H: 6 in, W: 9.5 in

Santa Ana, Calif., Nov. 15, 1945


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


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

Ink drawing depicting barracks along a road in Santa Ana, California on November 14, 1945. A small figure stands in midground in the open space between the barracks on right and the empty road on left. A utility pole stands just behind figure. A fence extends the length of the road into the distance. Two buildings and trees are located on other side of fence. Mountains in background under a sky illustrated with wavy lines.
Drawing 97.106.2FJ 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: Santa Ana, Calif. / 11/14/45.

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