America Aguilas Cap


In agriculture, girls still work long hours around dangerous chemicals and are unprotected by child labor laws. These are not small family farms—this is agribusiness.

Federal laws passed in 1938 helped protect children under 16. But agriculture was exempt from this legislation, allowing children to continue working in fields across America.

Monica Camacho wore protective clothing to shield her from chemicals used in the field.

"It was just super hot because we had to wear . . . protective clothes like sweaters so the chemicals or the sun doesn't hit you." —Monica Camacho, 2018

Date Made: ca 2010

Location: Currently on loan

Place Used: United States: California, Santa MariaAssociated Place: United States: California

See more items in: Work and Industry: Agriculture


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Credit Line: Gift of Monica Camacho Ramirez

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2018.0256.2Accession Number: 2018.0256Catalog Number: 2018.0256.2

Object Name: cap

Physical Description: wool, acrylic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 15 cm x 18 cm x 23 cm; 5 29/32 in x 7 3/32 in x 9 1/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1904641

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