|Title||Teenage farm workers returning from the fields, June 1942 |
|Caption||World War II caused a shortage of farm labor in Washington state. Some workers had left to serve in the military. Japanese Americans, many of whom farmed in King County, had been relocated to inland internment camps. Governor Arthur B. Langlie declared the first week of June 1942 as "Farm Labor Week, " and called for volunteers to help harvest the crops. The United States Employment Service and the Council of Social Agencies supplied teenage workers for the Victory Youth Farm Aid Corps.|
This June 1942 photo shows teenage boys returning from a day of volunteer farm work at an unidentified location in King County. Many volunteers worked on farms near Bellevue or in the Green River Valley near Kent and Auburn.
|Notes||Written on sleeve: FARMS, Youth workers|
Handwritten on image: Farmers & Farming--Youth farm labor
Caption information source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August 13, 1943. (PI research files)
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): June 13, 1942.
|Subjects||Agricultural laborers--Washington (State); Agricultural machinery & implements ; Farm relief--Washington (State); Public service--Washington (State) |
|Places||United States--Washington (State) |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.2909.2 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI). |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from film positive as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4. |