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Migrant Worker Housing | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Migrant Worker Housing

Migrant Worker Housing | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
A migrant worker family stands in front of a parked vehicle and a cabin that serves as temporary housing in a Wautoma labor camp. Some of the children are not wearing shoes. The shirtless man with a towel around his neck is washing or shaving himself with water in a small basin beside him.<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 organizing 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>Vivienda para trabajadores emigrantes<p>Una familia de trabajadores emigrantes está parada enfrente de un vehículo estacionado y una cabaña que sirve como vivienda temporal en el campo laboral en Wautoma. Algunos de los niños no traen zapatos. El hombre sin camisa, con una toalla alrededor de su cuello, está lavándose o rasurándose con agua del contenedor a su lado. 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 migrant worker family stands in front of a parked vehicle and a cabin that serves as temporary housing in a Wautoma labor camp. Some of the children are not wearing shoes. The shirtless man with a towel around his neck is washing or shaving himself with water in a small basin beside him.

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 organizing 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.

Vivienda para trabajadores emigrantes

Una familia de trabajadores emigrantes está parada enfrente de un vehículo estacionado y una cabaña que sirve como vivienda temporal en el campo laboral en Wautoma. Algunos de los niños no traen zapatos. El hombre sin camisa, con una toalla alrededor de su cuello, está lavándose o rasurándose con agua del contenedor a su lado. 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:92288
Creation Date: 1969
Creator Name:Giffey, David
City:Wautoma
County:Waushara
State:Wisconsin
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:1114000072
Original Dimensions:4565 X 2621 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
Agriculture
Unions (labor)
Plants
Trees
Clothing and dress
Dresses
Work clothes
Cabins
Camp sites, facilities, etc.
Rural areas
Children and adults
Family
Hispanic Americans
Men
Outdoor photography
Women
Youth
Civil rights
Automobiles
Migrant labor

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