2009.1.205

8/29/88
10 in HIGH x 8 in WIDE
(25.40 cm HIGH x 20.32 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers
2009.1.205


Image of Dolores Huerta, wearing a United Farm Workers of America t-shirt (with its Phoenix logo design) that has a phrase printed across it: "Fast for Life," underneath which is printed, "[Ju]l. 16 - Aug. 21, 1988 - Delano, CA." Ms. Huerta is in a crowd of people. Behind her is a man in a shirt and tie with a protest sign. On verso is the photographer's stamp, "Pat Greenhouse," and date stamp, "Aug 29 1988." Also on verso is the clipped caption from the newpaper, "Dolores Huerta," with a publication date stamp above it, "Mon Dec 4 1989." (It seems that the photo is a stock image of Ms. Huerta, then used to illustrate a story more than a year after the picture was taken.) Also on verso is the handwritten text, in black ball point pen, "Grape boycott -- Dolores Huerta, co-founder & 1st V.P. of United Farmworkers." Also on verso are the handwritten printer's notes in blue ball point pen.

Used: Oakland Tribune

Picture This Information

This artifiact is part of the OMCA's Picture This website. More about the context and history of this artifacts is available at Picture This

About the Picture This web project: California's Perspectives on American History is a resource for teachers and students to learn about the experiences of diverse peoples of California by using primary source images from the Oakland Museum of California's collections. Organized into eleven time periods spanning from pre-1769 to the present, more than 300 photographs, drawings, posters, and prints tell stories from the perspectives of different ethnic groups. Historical contexts are provided to offer a framework of California's role in relation to American history.

The National Archives state that primary sources, "fascinate students because they are real and they are personal: history is humanized through them." Picture This invites students to examine the historical record, encouraging them to connect history with real people and explore how images tell stories and convey historical evidence about the human experience. History becomes more than just a series of facts, dates, and events.      

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