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Interior of Communal Shower for Migrant Workers

Interior of Communal Shower for Migrant Workers | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
The interior of a floorless tin communal shower hut with shower heads and sinks for migrant farm workers in a labor camp.   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>Interior de un baño comunal para trabajadores emigrantes <p></p>Vista del interior de una choza sin piso, hecha de hojalata, con regaderas (para ducharse) y unos lavamanos que servía como baño comunal para los trabajadores agrícolas en un campo laboral. 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.
DESCRIPTION
The interior of a floorless tin communal shower hut with shower heads and sinks for migrant farm workers in a labor camp. 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.

Interior de un baño comunal para trabajadores emigrantes

Vista del interior de una choza sin piso, hecha de hojalata, con regaderas (para ducharse) y unos lavamanos que servía como baño comunal para los trabajadores agrícolas en un campo laboral. 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.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:91703
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:1114000051
Original Dimensions:4638 X 2965 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
Agriculture
Unions (labor)
Metal-work
Bathrooms
Indoor photography
Civil rights
Plumbing fixtures
Migrant labor

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