Bracero Hat, about 1957

Bracero Hat, about 1957

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
hat
used date
1942-1945
user
Castro, Savas Zavala
place made
United States: California
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
ID Number
2005.0192.01
accession number
2005.0192
catalog number
2005.0192.01
Credit Line
Gift of the Ramierez Zavala Family
subject
Latino
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Cultural and Community Life: Ethnic
Food
Cultures & Communities
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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