Day 8: Bracero & Farmworker Mural

Scaffolds were brought in today to continue painting on the far left side of the north wall. Vines appear to be flowing down then upward towards the highest point of the building. The top right corner where the vines will continue to stretch out will feature Tonatiuh, the Aztec sun god. Illustrated below is Erica Herrera, Norma Perez, & Eddie Quintero working together in assembling the scaffolds that were generously lent to us by Jose Duval Flores. Many thanks to the Flores family for their help in this project.

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Another new development can be seen on the right hand side of the train located below the two rows of braceros. The image depicts a bracero exposing his hands as part of the inspection and registration that took place prior to their approval for work in the United States. Callus on the hands was often seen as a requirement and proof of previous fieldwork experience.

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Eddie Quintero and Erica Herrera work on fruits and vines on north wall.

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Mr. Nathan Lambrecht stop by to take some photographs for a story that will be featured in the Monitor newspaper on 6/7/12.

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End of Day 8:

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