Higgins, Floyd Halleck (1886-1975). Photographs of Mexican Sugar Beet Workers.

Collection Number: D-494

In 1942, Higgins took photographs of Mexicans entering the United States "brought in for the [sugar] beet harvest" for California Fields Crops, Inc. and as Higgins explains in a letter that he tried "to catch a lot of the social side in pictures." The photographs were taken mainly in the agricultural areas of the California communities of Woodland, Pleasanton, Manteca, and Salinas.
person picture

0.8 linear feet


News editor for Caterpillar Tractor Company (1927-1933); freelance agricultural journalist (1933-1971).

Inclusive Dates



Ethnic Studies

Additional Collection Information

Finding Aid on the Online Archive of California
Digitized images from this collection are available on Calisphere


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