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

2. Ready for field harvesting Ready for field harvesting Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Farm trucks Mexican workers loaded into trucks for a day of work in the fields

3. Working with pea viner Working with pea viner Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Harvesting machinery; Peas Mexican Nationals working on a pea viner

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

5. Loading out Loading out Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon; Farm trucks Loading out operations at one of the Mexican camps in Umatilla County during cannery pea harvest. Farmers came in with their trucks early in the morning to take assigned crews of Mexicans to their own...

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

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

8. Pea harvest operations Pea harvest operations Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Harvesting; Harvesting machinery; Peas For cannery pea harvesting operations in Umatilla county, Mexican labor was a major factor in the successful harvesting operations. Note the 12 pea viners in operation, with trucks bringing in cannery...

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

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

11. Laborers ready to work Laborers ready to work Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon; Farm trucks Farmer's trucks lined up at the Athena farm labor camp awaiting loads of Mexicans for the pea harvest

12. Tomato harvesting Tomato harvesting Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Tomatoes; Harvesting Mexican laborers from the Freewater camp pick early tomatoes on the John R. Dloff farm.

13. Vine threshers Vine threshers Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Harvesting machinery; Peas At the other end of the viners the threshed vines come out. One young Mexcian, who can read English, is enjoying himself with a magazine.

14. Loading pea viners Loading pea viners Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Harvesting machinery; Peas Harvesting cannery peas in Umatilla County requires about 2,000 additional adult laborers. Mexicans such as those shown here feeding the viners saved the day in harvesting this crop.

15. Camp dispensary Camp dispensary Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Health and hygiene--Oregon; Medical care Mrs. Dorothy Burleson, Walla Walla nurse at Athena and Milton-Freewater farm labor camps, treats a Mexican National in a trailer dispensary at the Athena camp.

16. Camp dispensary Camp dispensary Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Medical care; Agricultural laborers--Health and hygiene--Oregon Mrs. Dorothy Burleson, nurse at Athena and Milton Freewater farm labor camps, dispenses cough medicine to Zamora Heriberto Perez. She stands at the door of the trailer dispensary.
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