- 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
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- ca 2010
- place used
- United States: California, Santa Maria
- Physical Description
- cotton (overall material)
- overall: 49 cm x 47.5 cm x 1 cm; 19 9/32 in x 18 11/16 in x 13/32 in
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
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- Work and Industry: Agriculture
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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