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[Pvt. Paul Hazelrigg, age 23, 9-29-42]

Hoshida, George [ bio ]

[Pvt. Paul Hazelrigg, age 23, 9-29-42]
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H: 6 in, W: 9.5 in

Lordsburg, N.M., 1942


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


2 drawings on paper, lined and laminated (1 sheet) : ink ; left image 3.875 x 2.75 in., right image 3.875 x 2.75 in., on sheet 6 x 9.5 in.

Ink portraits of two Caucasian United States Army men, Paul Hazelrigg (profile) and Brady W. Sterns (frontal) at Lordsburg Justice Department Camp, New Mexico, September 29, 1942 and August 14, 1942, respectively. Both drawings have black line borders.
Left portrait of Private Paul Hazelrigg, age 23, of 824 S. Meridian St., Lebanon, Indiana. Dressed in a dark button down shirt, Hazelrigg is turned to the right, three-quarter view. He is visible from the shoulders up. Hair is short with longer hair at front combed back.
Right portrait of 1st Sargent Brady W. Sterns, age 48, of 134 29 St., Wheeling, West Virginia depicts an older man with double-chin and crew cut looking directly at viewer. Dessed in button-down shirt and visible from shoulders up.

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 on left image, bottom right corner: 9-29-42. Written in black ink below left image: Pvt. Paul Hazelrigg / 824 S. Meridian St. / Lebanon, Indiana / age 23. Written in black ink on right image, bottom right corner: 8-14-42. Written in black ink below right image: Brady W. Sterns, 1SGT / MPDETCH Lordsburg N.M. / age 48 / 134 29ST Wheeling, W.V.A. Written in pencil, top left corner: 166.

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