|Title||Two men cooking in a kitchen of migrant camp, 1944 |
|Caption||The entrance of the United States into World War II created a shortage of farm laborers, as American men left to serve in the war. In the Yakima Valley and western Washington, the labor shortage was exacerbated by the internment of Japanese-Americans, many of whom worked on farms. The Braceros program, a series of laws and diplomatic agreements between the United States and Mexico, imported temporary contract laborers from Mexico to the United States between 1942 and 1948. Many Braceros (Spanish for "manual laborers") chose to settle in the areas they worked.|
This photo shows two men wearing aprons cooking in a kitchen at a migrant camp somewhere in Washington State.
|Notes||Handwritten on image: Cooks for Mexican farmhands.|
Handwritten on sleeve: FARMS, Mexicans.
Date photograph was filed by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): August 1, 1944.
Mexican Americans--Washington (State)
Migrant workers--Washington (State)
|Places||United States--Washington (State) |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.2905.2 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer 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 using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 5. |