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Bracero Art

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In 1982 or 1983, my husband and then son-in-law tore down a small building that had housed Bracero workers for Stern Gin in Cotton Center, Texas. They saved the boards comprising one wall because someone had painted religious pictures on it. There was a Virgin Mary and several other symbolic icons that are definitly done in the style seen in churches in Mexico. They were done with paint normally used to paint houses, not from an artist's pallet. They are about 8'x6"x1" tongue and groove; there are 8 boards, which when put together, form the pictures.
We still have those pieces of wood and would contrubute them to your program. If you are interested, please write me at this address:

498 County Road V
Plainview, Texas 79072


M. S. Phillips



Bibliographic Citation

M. S. Phillips, "Bracero Art," in Bracero History Archive, Item #3068, http://braceroarchive.org/items/show/3068 (accessed November 27, 2021).

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