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Communal Shower for Migrant Workers

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A boy wearing a white short-sleeved t-shirt and dark pants is barefoot and standing to the left of a communal shower hut for migrant farm workers in a Wautoma labor camp. The communal hut is floorless and has a tin exterior. Inside, there are shower heads and sinks.  <p></p>This photograph is a part of Wisconsin-native David Giffey's series "Struggle for Justice," images from the migrant farm worker struggle including an independent organizing effort in Wisconsin and the nationwide grape boycott movement started by Cesar Chavez of United Farm Workers during the 1960s and 1970s. Many migrant farm laborers traveled from Texas to Wisconsin in search of seasonal field work. <p></p>Baño comunal para trabajadores emigrantes <p></p>Un niño vistiendo una camiseta de manga corta, pantalón oscuro, y descalzado está parado hacia la izquierda de la choza que sirve como baño comunal para los trabajadores agrícolas en el campo laboral en Wautoma. La choza comunal no tiene piso y el exterior es de hojalata. Adentro hay unas regaderas (para ducharse) y unos lavamanos. Esta fotografía es parte de la serie "Lucha por la Justicia" tomada por David Giffey, originario de Wisconsin, las imágenes muestran la lucha de los trabajadores agrícolas emigrantes incluyendo un esfuerzo independiente organizado en Wisconsin y el movimiento nacional del boicot de uvas empezado por Cesar Chávez de la unión de campesinos o United Farm Workers durante los años 1960 y 1970. Muchos obreros agrícolas emigrantes viajaban desde Texas hacia Wisconsin en busca de trabajo temporal en los campos.
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A boy wearing a white short-sleeved t-shirt and dark pants is barefoot and standing to the left of a communal shower hut for migrant farm workers in a Wautoma labor camp. The communal hut is floorless and has a tin exterior. Inside, there are shower heads and sinks.

This photograph is a part of Wisconsin-native David Giffey's series "Struggle for Justice," images from the migrant farm worker struggle including an independent organizing effort in Wisconsin and the nationwide grape boycott movement started by Cesar Chavez of United Farm Workers during the 1960s and 1970s. Many migrant farm laborers traveled from Texas to Wisconsin in search of seasonal field work.

Baño comunal para trabajadores emigrantes

Un niño vistiendo una camiseta de manga corta, pantalón oscuro, y descalzado está parado hacia la izquierda de la choza que sirve como baño comunal para los trabajadores agrícolas en el campo laboral en Wautoma. La choza comunal no tiene piso y el exterior es de hojalata. Adentro hay unas regaderas (para ducharse) y unos lavamanos. Esta fotografía es parte de la serie "Lucha por la Justicia" tomada por David Giffey, originario de Wisconsin, las imágenes muestran la lucha de los trabajadores agrícolas emigrantes incluyendo un esfuerzo independiente organizado en Wisconsin y el movimiento nacional del boicot de uvas empezado por Cesar Chávez de la unión de campesinos o United Farm Workers durante los años 1960 y 1970. Muchos obreros agrícolas emigrantes viajaban desde Texas hacia Wisconsin en busca de trabajo temporal en los campos.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:91701
Creation Date: 1969
Creator Name:Giffey, David
City:Wautoma
County:Waushara
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:South Madison oral history project and migrant farmworker photographs, 1966-1971, 1999-2000
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:digital file
Original Format Number:1114000050
Original Dimensions:4679 X 3243 pixels
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Information about Wisconsin migrant labor and grape boycotts from: Salas, Jesus and Giffey, David. "Lucha por la justicia: Movimiento de los trabajadores migrantes en Wisconsin = Struggle for Justice: The Migrant Farm Worker Labor Movement in Wisconsin." David Giffey, Photos by. Madison, Wis.: Wisconsin Labor History Society; 1998. 15 p. Wisconsin Labor History Website: http://www.wisconsinlaborhistory.org/
SUBJECTS
Unions (labor)
Metal-work
Plants
Agriculture
Trees
Clothing and dress
Bathrooms
Child labor
Children
Hispanic Americans
Outdoor photography
Youth
Camps
Civil rights
Migrant labor

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