|Title||Teenage farm workers in Puyallup Valley, May 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 on Bainbridge Island or in eastern King County, had been relocated to inland internment camps.|
This May 1942 photo shows a row of high school students working as farm hands in a field in the Puyallup Valley. Youth labor was supplied through the United States Employment Service, and hundreds of young people signed up.
|Notes||Written on sleeve: FARMS, Youth workers|
Handwritten on image: Farmers & Farming--Youth farm labor
Caption information source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer print files, May 17, 1942.
Date stamped on back of print May 17, 1942.
|Subjects||Agricultural laborers--Washington (State)|
Agricultural machinery & implements
Farm relief--Washington (State)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.2909.1 |
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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 |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|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. |