Migrant labor housing


Migrant labor housing


Black and white image of a row of narrow houses set up on blocks along the edge of a field. Several women and a young child stand in the doorway of the near home, while another woman in the next doorway watches young children play in the dirt in front of the houses. An empty washtub lays on the ground in front of her house. A car and a pickup are parked in front of the houses, and a stand of trees fills the upper left of the image. Museum records identify the people in the image as members of a group of 'potato pickers.' Migrant farm labor has been an important part of agriculture in Washington County since the early 1900s, though the cultural groups which provide the majority of the laborers have changed over time.

Date Created

circa 1959


gelatin silver negatives




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