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Santa Ana, Calif., 11/14/45, 5 PM

Hoshida, George [ bio ]

Santa Ana, Calif., 11/14/45, 5 PM
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H: 6 in, W: 9.5 in

Santa Ana, Calif., Nov. 14, 1945


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


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

Ink drawing of an open field bordered by buildings, utility poles and mountains in Santa Ana, California on November 14, 1945, 5 PM. Large open field with wave of grass near fence in foreground. Four utility poles jut out of field on right toward mountains in background. Buildings and trees sit on edge of field in background left at foot of mountains. Small dark figure in sky appears to be a bird or a plane.
Drawing 97.106.2FI 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 right: Santa Ana, Calif. / 11/14/45 / 5 PM [underlined]. Wrtitten in black ink, bottom right: GYHoshida.

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