Bracero Hat, about 1957


Savas Zahvala Castro wore this hat when he was a bracero working in California.

The Emergency Farm Labor Program, or the Bracero Program (1942-1964), recruited two million Mexican nationals to come to the United States on short-term labor contracts. Some returned to Mexico; others stayed in the U.S. to work, marry, or start new lives and advanced, using the knowledge they gained while in the U.S. These settlements of Mexican, Mexican American migrants eventually formed thriving communities in the U.S.

Used Date: 1942-1945

User: Castro, Savas Zavala

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: California

Subject: Latino


See more items in: Home and Community Life: Ethnic, Food, Cultures & Communities, FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of the Ramierez Zavala Family

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2005.0192.01Accession Number: 2005.0192Catalog Number: 2005.0192.01

Object Name: hat

Physical Description: fabric (overall material)thread (overall material)Measurements: overall: 37.5 cm x 33.5 cm x 12 cm; 14 3/4 in x 13 3/16 in x 4 3/4 in


Record Id: nmah_1292355

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