6. Martinez and Castruita Families Harvesting Alongside Braceros, 1947
06. Pictured: Grace Castruita, Isabel Martinez (Alba), Rosie Castruita (Martinez), Christina Martinez (Gonzalez), and Veronica Guadalupe “Lupe” Martinez (Curtis) picking figs in Planada, California, circa 1947. Married names shown in parentheses.
The Castruita and Martinez families of Baldwin Park, and Claremont, California picked fruit alongside Braceros both locally in the San Gabriel Valley, and as migrant workers throughout California’s Central Valley.
*Daniel Martinez (photographer) is author of Thesis “The Impact of Bracero Programs on a Southern California Community”, pub. 1958 (also available on the Bracero Archive).