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The Strawberry Checkout

Description

Willums has recaptured his own life experiences growing up in the rural eastern shore of Maryland in the 1930's and 1940's as a young migrant laborer. His experience picking strawberries is described by him and provided as part of the piece. He notes that the field boss Mister Cigar paid the workers with tickets. We have many strawberry tickets in the collection.

Date

undated

Materials

Acrylic on board

Resource ID

2354

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.