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This colored slide shows a group of Mexican "Braceros" harvesting heads of lettuce in the Palo Verde Valley near Blythe, California. A "bracero" was a farm laborer from Mexico who was contracted on a temporary basis, during World War II, between the Mexican and the United States governments to assist with the labor shortage in the U.S. After the war, the "Bracero Program", as it was commonly referred to, continued among the two countries until it formally ended in 1964.

Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1962

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Item Number: 221467
Call Number: ATSF Series 8, #116-16K
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 221467

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