1. Martinez Family Harvesting Alongside Braceros, 1941
The Martinez family lived in Claremont, California. During the 1940s, the children, who were U.S. citizens, picked fruit alongside Braceros both locally in the San Gabriel Valley, and as migrant workers throughout California’s Central Valley. This photo shows Daniel Fernandez Martinez of Claremont and two of his nine children picking Kadota figs in Planada, California.
*Daniel Martinez (son) is author of the Thesis “The Impact of Bracero Programs on a Southern California Community”, pub. 1958 (also available on the Bracero Archive).