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  • Tags: Migrant Labor

Ernestina Altamirano.jpg
Six spokes radiate from a solar disc in the center of this circular design, organizing concentric rings of color based upon traditional Mexican blankets. At the outer edge we see a knotted fringe. Altamirano worked in Western New York as a migrant…

Bryant Family.jpg
Labor shortages on Western New York farms during World War II led to various programs for making up the shortfall: the "Farm Cadets" youth program; calls for community volunteers; guest workers from Jamaica and the Bahamas; and prisoner of war labor.…


This photograph contains Wanda Hope cooking in the Marquart Farms kitchen. In 1976, Marquart Farms was a migrant labor farm in Wyoming County, with crew leader Elijah Hunter. Wanda is seen to be moving and working around the kitchen to prepare a…
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