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Harvesters Recruitment Billboard

Date: 1970
Description: A recruiter's billboard advertising work available for pickle harvesters.

This photograph is a part of Wisconsin-native David Giffey's series "Str...
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Interior of Communal Shower for Migrant Workers

Date: 1969
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...
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Bill Smith and Mark Erenberg

Date: 1967
Description: On the left, Bill Smith, administrative assistant for Obreros Unidos (United Workers), the Wisconsin migrant farm workers' union. On the right, Mark Erenbe...
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Strikers Leaving Field

Date: 1967
Description: Migrant farm laborers leaving a cucumber field to strike. Strikes in Wisconsin were organized by the local farm-worker labor union, Obreros Unidos, an inde...
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Jesus Salas and John Schmitt

Date: 1967
Description: On the right, Jesus Salas, leader of Obreros Unidos (United Workers), Wisconsin's migrant farm worker union. On the left, John Schmitt, president of the AF...
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Legal Counsel before WERC Hearing

Date: 1967
Description: Jesus Salas, left, is leader of Obreros Unidos (United Workers), Wisconsin's migrant farm workers' union. In the center, legal counsel David Loeffler and o...
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Migrant Worker Meeting

Date: 1967
Description: Migrant farm workers meeting in Bancroft after a strike. There are four men wearing hats standing in front of a women's outhouse. Strikes in Wisconsin were...
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Workers Gathering at Cucumber Receiving Station

Date: 1967
Description: Workers gathering at a cucumber receiving station after striking.

Strikes in Wisconsin were organized by the Obreros Unidos (United Workers),as an...
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Jesus Salas Addresses Rally Crowd

Date: 1966
Description: Wisconsin agricultural labor union Oberos Unidos founder Jesús Salas addressing a rally crowd from a podium after a farm worker demonstration. The crowd is...
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Local Resident Pickets at Kroger Store

Date: 1969
Description: Picketers on the sidewalk in front of a Kroger supermarket in Oshkosh demonstrating for and against the grape boycott. Signs read, "Eat Grapes Best Medicin...
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Communal Shower for Migrant Workers

Date: 1969
Description: 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 Waut...
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Strikers in Cucumber Field

Date: 1967
Description: A group of young migrant farm laborers leaving a cucumber field in a Chevy station wagon for a union rally in Portage. Three children are looking at the ca...
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Salas Addresses Rally

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...
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No Trespassing Sign to Camps

Date: 1966
Description: A sign stapled to a tree on a labor camp that says "No trespassing/Visitors will be prosecuted under Section 943.13, Wis. State." This sign was typically u...
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Migrant Barracks

Date: 1969
Description: Clothes hanging and drying on clotheslines in front of migrant workers' barracks. Libby McNeil and Libby Company was a major employer of migrant farm worke...
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La Voz Headlines

Date: September 1969
Description: Piles of "La Voz Mexicana" (The Mexican Voice) newspapers at the Wautoma office of Obreros Unidos (United Workers). The headline says, "Hartford Contract i...
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Transporting Migrant Workers

Date: 1970
Description: Chicano migrant farm workers being transported to a field on a cold Texas winter morning on the back of a truck. This photograph is a part of Wisconsin-...
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Chicago Pickle Company

Date: 1967
Description: A semi-truck with a pickle advertisement on its side at the loading dock of a Chicago Pickle Company warehouse. This photograph is a part of Wisconsin-...
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Chicago Pickle Company Advertisement

Date: 1954
Description: A job advertisement published in the "Waushara Argus" seeking men and women over the age of 16 to work at the Chicago Pickle Company. This photograph is...
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Bancroft Union Softball Game

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...

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