2009.57.13

2009
1.125 in HIGH x 3.375 in WIDE
(2.86 cm HIGH x 8.57 cm WIDE)
Gift of Martha Guadalupe
2009.57.13


Front side of card shows a cartoon of a man with his mouth and eyes open wide, holding a telephone. He is standing in front of a red, white, and green graphic of an "explosion" effect. To the right of him are the words, "ヘAy Caramba!", and "MEXICO." The background is a Mexican flag. There is a corporate logo and a price of "$5," and at the bottom are the words "NORTHERN CALIFORNIA." The reverse lists telephone numbers used to place calls to Mexico from a variety of locations in Northern California, and instructions written in Spanish. A scratch-off area, which has been scratched off, exposes the PIN (personal identification number) used to place the phone call. A bar code is also present. The top edge of the card shows perforations where the card was torn off of the hanger on which it was sold. Used by Martha Guadalupe, an employee of the Oakland Museum of California's restaurant, to make phone calls to her family in Mexico.

Used: Martha Guadalupe | Immigrant ~ Mexico

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