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1. Worker with tomatoes Worker with tomatoes Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Tomatoes; Harvesting Young Mexican worker with his bucket of tomatoes

2. Truck loaded with workers Truck loaded with workers Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon; Farm trucks Workers loaded on the truck and off to the orchard for a day of thinning apples or picking cherries

3. Crates of peas Crates of peas Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Peas Workers hauling crates of peas

4. Peas ready for canning Peas ready for canning Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Peas Worker shown with peas ready for canning

5. Workers line up for dinner Workers line up for dinner Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon Waiting in line for dinner, cafeteria style

6. Workers line up for dinner Workers line up for dinner Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon Waiting in line for dinner, cafeteria style

7. Merrill work camp Merrill work camp Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon View of the Merrill Mexican work camp looking south

8. Tomato harvesters Tomato harvesters Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Tomatoes; Harvesting Two of the Mexican pickers with Mrs. Dloff

9. Ready for work Ready for work Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon Two Mexicans registered and ready for work

10. Workers' living quarters Workers' living quarters Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon Two Mexican men in front of the rows of living quarters

11. Sugar beet worker Sugar beet worker Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon Transported Mexican National sugar beet worker

12. Picking belt Picking belt Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Harvesting; Potatoes Style of picking belt, to which sack is fastened and dragged between the legs

13. Stacking hop sacks Stacking hop sacks Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon ; Hops Stacking the hop sacks in the field after weighing

14. Boxes of pea vines Boxes of pea vines Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Harvesting machinery; Peas Some growers stack their pea vines like hay.

15. Cafeteria service Cafeteria service Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon Serving men cafeteria style is done at two places

16. Mail call Mail call Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon Returning to camp after the day's work the Mexicans go first to the "mail wall" where letters from home are posted.

17. Cafeteria pie Cafeteria pie Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon Pie was the dessert prepared on this day for the Mexican workers

18. Pea viners Pea viners Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon ; Harvesting machinery; Peas Pea vines are fed into the large viners.

19. Klamath onion field Klamath onion field Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Harvesting; Onions Part of a 65-acre onion field owned by West & Lyon being harvested by Mexicans

20. Harvesting onions Harvesting onions Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Onions; Harvesting Onions harvested by Mexican Nationals show tops laid over onions to cure and prevent weather damage to bulbs.
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