The Farm Security Administration, which operated the camp at Big Oaks, constructed housing using materials not affected by wartime shortages.These structures typically housed guestworkers from the Caribbean, who, subject to treaty agreements with the British colonial governments in Barbados and Jamaica, usually received better accommodations than black migrants from the U.S. South.
Bridgeton, New Jersey. FSA (Farm Security Administration) agricultural workers' camp. Prefabricated houses, made from materials not affected by wartime shortages, at the campJohn Collier
Toilets installed over pits were among the many sanitary concerns that surrounded living conditions in the migrant labor camps. Visitors to the camp commented on the unbearable smell that emanated from the outhouses, which were also breeding places for mosquitoes.
Bridgeton, New Jersey. FSA (Farm Security Administration) agricultural workers' camp. Water is piped conveniently through the campJohn Collier
Pumps like the one featured here were the sole source of water at the FSA camp. Access to uncontaminated water posed another concern to reformers.
Bridgeton, New Jersey. FSA (Farm Security Administration) agricultural workers' camp. Wash day. In the near future the camp will have a completely modern laundry unitJohn Collier
Special laundry stations were created by the FSA at Big Oaks, and were served by pumped-in cold water.
In this letter, a white woman residing at Seabrook writes that although she and other workers had been promised free housing at Seabrook, the company was now attempting to charge them. The company's justification for the increase - that it was necessary to "keep the place for people like us" and exclude black workers - demonstrates management's attempts to foster racial antagonism in order to increase profits.
After extensive lobbying undertaken by Nisei activists and their third-generation children, in 1980 Congress created the Committee on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians to investigate the incarceration of Japanese Americans during the war and to recommend remedies. Because the CWRIC lacked the power to formally correct grievances, activists feared that it was a symbolic, placating measure. Beginning in 1981, the CWRIC conducted hearings in 20 cities and heard testimony from formerly incarcerated Japanese Americans...
Sydenham indicates that there are variations possible in the obverse and reverse legends of this type. However, the extreme wear on this example prevents checking the legends for these variations.
For Christmas my grandmother came over my house! She asked me if I wanted another quilt, of course I said, Yes! We couldn't decide what pattern I wanted so I made a collage of different pieces to put together.
Donated by Nancy in 1999, this quilt used a stenciled fabric. Very fine quilting.
Broderie perse or Persian embroidery is a technique used in the late 18th and early 19th century. Quilters carefully cut out images of fabric, usually chintz, and applied them to a background fabric.
Sydenham identifies the reverse figure as Pietas, rather than Fortuna as indicated by Crawford.
Sydenham remarks on the quite unmistakable difference between the portraits of Mark Antony and Octavian on Syd#1144 and Syd#1145. Crawford does not remark on Octavian's beard.
Obverse portrait is identified by Crawford as Liber, by Sydenham as Bacchus.
Sydenham dates this type as c. 81-80 B.C.E. Crawford dexcribes obverse as female, while Sydenham uses Anna Perenna,