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Tomato Harvester in South Texas | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Tomato Harvester in South Texas

Tomato Harvester in South Texas | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
A woman holding a bucket and wearing a covering over her head, a checkered long sleeve shirt, pants, and gloves. She is standing behind crates of Roma tomatoes she and other migrant laborers are harvesting. Behind her are migrant workers picking tomatoes in a grassy field in South Texas.<p>This photograph is a part of Wisconsin-native David Giffey's series "Struggle for Justice," images from the migrant farm worker struggle including an independent oganizing effort in Wisconsin and the nationwide grape boycott movement started by Cesar Chavez of United Farm Workers during the 1960s and 1970s. Many migrant farm laborers traveled from Texas to Wisconsin in search of seasonal field work.<p>Una cosechadora de jitomate en el sur de Texas<p>Una mujer con algo cubriendo su cabeza, vistiendo una camisa de cuadros con mangas largas, un pantalón, y guantes está sosteniendo una cubeta. Ella está parada detrás de unas cajas de jitomates Roma, ella y otros obreros están cosechando. Detrás de ella hay trabajadores agrícolas pizcando jitomates en un campo herboso en el sur de Texas. Esta fotografía es parte de la serie "Lucha por la Justicia" tomada por David Giffey, originario de Wisconsin, las imágenes muestran la lucha de los trabajadores agrícolas emigrantes incluyendo un esfuerzo independiente organizado en Wisconsin y el movimiento nacional del boicot de uvas empezado por Cesar Chávez de la unión de campesinos o United Farm Workers durante los años 1960 y 1970. Muchos obreros agrícolas emigrantes viajaban desde Texas hacia Wisconsin en busca de trabajo temporal en los campos.</p>
DESCRIPTION
A woman holding a bucket and wearing a covering over her head, a checkered long sleeve shirt, pants, and gloves. She is standing behind crates of Roma tomatoes she and other migrant laborers are harvesting. Behind her are migrant workers picking tomatoes in a grassy field in South Texas.

This photograph is a part of Wisconsin-native David Giffey's series "Struggle for Justice," images from the migrant farm worker struggle including an independent oganizing effort in Wisconsin and the nationwide grape boycott movement started by Cesar Chavez of United Farm Workers during the 1960s and 1970s. Many migrant farm laborers traveled from Texas to Wisconsin in search of seasonal field work.

Una cosechadora de jitomate en el sur de Texas

Una mujer con algo cubriendo su cabeza, vistiendo una camisa de cuadros con mangas largas, un pantalón, y guantes está sosteniendo una cubeta. Ella está parada detrás de unas cajas de jitomates Roma, ella y otros obreros están cosechando. Detrás de ella hay trabajadores agrícolas pizcando jitomates en un campo herboso en el sur de Texas. Esta fotografía es parte de la serie "Lucha por la Justicia" tomada por David Giffey, originario de Wisconsin, las imágenes muestran la lucha de los trabajadores agrícolas emigrantes incluyendo un esfuerzo independiente organizado en Wisconsin y el movimiento nacional del boicot de uvas empezado por Cesar Chávez de la unión de campesinos o United Farm Workers durante los años 1960 y 1970. Muchos obreros agrícolas emigrantes viajaban desde Texas hacia Wisconsin en busca de trabajo temporal en los campos.

RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:91649
Creation Date: 1970
Creator Name:Giffey, David
City:Rio Grande Valley
County:
State:Texas
Collection Name:South Madison oral history project and migrant farmworker photographs, 1966-1971, 1999-2000
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:digital file
Original Format Number:1114000047
Original Dimensions:3804 X 5485 pixels
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Information about Wisconsin migrant labor and grape boycotts from: Salas, Jesus and Giffey, David. "Lucha por la justicia: Movimiento de los trabajadores migrantes en Wisconsin = Struggle for Justice: The Migrant Farm Worker Labor Movement in Wisconsin." David Giffey, Photos by. Madison, Wis.: Wisconsin Labor History Society; 1998. 15 p., and the Wisconsin Labor History website.
SUBJECTS
Field crops
Fields (Agriculture)
Fruit
Unions (labor)
Plants
Work clothes
Economics
Food industry and trade
Implements, utensils, etc.
Hispanic Americans
Outdoor photography
Women
Civil rights
Agricultural laborers
Migrant labor

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