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Joe Munroe Archive
Description: Two migrant farm workers on strike on a tomato farm in California, photographed by Joe Munroe, 1960. In the years after World War II, conditions and pay for farmhands did not rise with the growth of the American economy. It was only through unionization and political pressure that conditions improved. Joe Munroe's career began in 1939 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He served in the Air Force during World War II and then joined Cincinnati-based Farm Quarterly magazine. Though raised in Detroit, agriculture became an important subject of Joe's photographs. He moved to California in 1955 and free-lanced, taking magazine assignments and selling his own work. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: P400_B30_003
Subjects: Joe Munroe; Agricultural laborers; Migrant agricultural laborers; Farm life; Labor unions
Places: Salinas (California)