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Photographer David Giffey Captures Details of Migrant Worker Life

Learn about migrant worker life in Wisconsin and Texas captured by Wisconsin-born photojournalist David Giffey.

Date: 1970 

Description: Migrant farm workers harvesting tomatoes in the Rio Grande Valley.

Obreros Unidos (United Workers) grew in Wisconsin during the 1960s and had deep roots...

Date: 1966 

Description: Jesus Salas addresses a rally at a podium in front of the Wisconsin State Capitol. Behind him are marchers who began the march from Wautoma and walked to M...

Date: 1969 

Description: John Schmitt, AFL CIO president; Manuel Salas, labor contractor for Libby, McNeil and Libby; Cesar Chavez and Eliseo Medina sit together on a panel in Milw...

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Description: Jesus Avila of Ballet Folklorico in broad-brimmed hat and suit with side-seam decoration on the trousers claps and dances with children in a gymnasium, pro...

Date: 1966 

Description: A series of images from a contact sheet containing scenes of Obreros Unidos (United Workers) leaving Wautoma and marching towards Madison along Highway 21...

Photograph

Picking Cucumbers

Date: 1970-08 

Description: Mrs. Matias Perez and her daughter empty buckets of cucumbers picked into burlap bags.

Date: 1969 

Description: Fall River Canning Company's president William Evans stands in the center with migrant farm workers around him after their walkout.

Eighty workers of His...

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Description: Several young men (possibly auto shop students?) pose with a 1907 International Auto Wagon.

Photograph

Rev. Barry Shaw

Date: 1966 

Description: Reverend Barry Shaw, of the Wisconsin Council of Churches, speaks at the microphone addressing a rally in Wautoma. Behind him are Jesus Salas and Salvador...

Date: 1966 

Description: A group of National Farm Workers Association members and supporters applauding rally speakers in front of Waushara County Courthouse. A march to the rally...

Date: 1969 

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...

Historical Essay

20th-Century Immigration

Learn how economic and social conditions in Wisconsin and elsewhere brought new groups of immigrants to Wisconsin in the 20th century.

Date: 1966 

Description: Obreros Unidos (United Workers) leaders, members and supporters at an Industrial Commission Hearing at Waushara County Courthouse. On the right, standing w...

Date: 1969 

Description: Roberto Hernandez (left) and Esequiel Guzman (center) work on the layout of "La Guardia" newspaper. The underground bilingual newspaper was published in Sp...

Date: 1967 

Description: Obreros Unidos (United Workers) migrant farm worker union members at a Bancroft baseball game. Children sit on top of the dugout to watch. Adult men are st...

Date: 1967 

Description: Two men sitting in front of Hartford Store cucumber receiving station watch over polls on union election day. The ballot box is on the left side of the tab...

Date: 1969 

Description: Jorge Vasquez (wearing beret) discusses strategy with Fall River Canning Company workers after walkout. Children, youth and adults stand clustered in a cir...

Date: 1966 

Description: Jesus Salas, in a white shirt and standing in front of the microphone with his arm raised, addresses a rally at the top of the steps in front of Waushara C...

Date: 1967 

Description: Ground-level view of a double row of workers cultivating a cucumber field with hoes.

Cultivando pepino

Vista desde el suelo de una línea...

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