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Mexican "Bracero" Blythe, California

Dates: 1962

Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company

These two colored slides show a Mexican "Bracero" in a lettuce field near Blythe, California. The "bracero" was a farm laborer from Mexico contracted on a temporary basis during World War II between the Mexican and the United States governments to assist with labor shortage in the U.S. After the war the "Bracero Program", as it was commonly referred to, continued among the two countries until formally ending in 1964.

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Mexican "Bracero" Blythe, California