Migrant Worker Thinning and Weeding #2970


#2970 Migrant Worker Thinning and Weeding by JVPD
Photograph of one of a Mexican field gang of migratory laborers thinning and weeding cantaloupe plants. The young plants are "capped" with wax paper spread over a wire wicket to protect against cold and accelerate growth. The laborers' wages are thirty cents an hour. Imperial Valley, California, March 1937. [0003-0701-0615-1455] by 0003

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