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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: 1967 

Description: Zephyr gasoline station on STH 21&73 in Wautoma, Wisconsin.

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Otto Lindner Farm

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Exteior of the Otto Lindner farm, with family on porch.

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Mobile Station

Date: 1967 

Description: Mobil Oil service station on the corner of STH 22 and STH 21&73.

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Lindner Sisters

Date: 1924 ca.

Description: Interior portrait of the three Lindner sisters, Helen (later Griffin), Ruth (later Rowland), and Janet (later Race).

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Standard Station

Date: 1967 

Description: A Standard Oil service station located on Oxford Street (State Highway 21&73) in Wautoma, Wisconsin. This photograph relates to the neighborhood view in 3...

Date: 1967 

Description: A closed motion picture theatre on State Highway 21 & 73 in Wautoma. A car is parked next to a sign that reads "No parking, Doctors only."

Date: 1967 

Description: A group of children of migrant worker families playing a ball game in a circle with an adult who has his back to the camera at a Waushara County Labor Camp...

Photograph

Sinclair Station

Date: 1967 

Description: Sinclair station located on STH 21, 22 & 73 in Wautoma, Wisconsin.

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Log Sawing

Date: 1969 ca.

Description: Paul Timm, Arno Timm and Stephen Timm work together sawing a log, which has full 16 foot boards and is 20 feet long.

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Chris Hyldegard

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: Chris Hyldegard, owner of Whispering Pines, sitting behind a glass display case. The picnic area at Whispering Pines was donated in 1977 by Mrs. & Mrs. Chr...

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Description: Two men bundle a Norway Pine with twine using a home-made twine baler in a clearing. Two dogs stand between the men and a pile of bundled trees.

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Oxford Street

Date: 1967 

Description: Traffic on Oxford Street (State Highway 21&73), with a parking meter in the foreground and old storefronts in the distance.

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Pothole

Date: 1967 

Description: Pothole on State Highway 21 & 73 in Wautoma.

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Downtown Hancock

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of downtown Hancock with a cablecar driving down the street and people walking around on the sidewalk and crossing the street. A streetcar has been su...

Date: 1966 

Description: A crowd of migrant workers listening to speakers at an Obreros Unidos (United Workers) rally in front of the Wautoma Courthouse. The rally's purpose is to...

Date: 1966 

Description: Marchers of Obreros Unidos (United Workers) leaving Wautoma and walking towards Madison along Highway 21 to petition lawmakers to hold farms and food indus...

Book or Pamphlet

El Nina Rancho Advertisement

Date:  date unknown

Description: An advertisement for El Nina Rancho, "a bit of old Mexico transplanted in beautiful Waushara County." The ad includes a photograph of people in riding clot...

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: Jesus Salas, right, is the leader of Obreros Unidos (United Workers), a Chicano migrant workers' rights group started in the 1960s for the improvement of w...

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