- Sep 15, 2006
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I've heard a lot about the community of workers and their hardships with labor relations and straight up racist attacks.Don't know if this is the right place for history pieces, but I really enjoyed this article https://www.sfgate.com/sfhistory/amp/A-luxury-San-Francisco-suitmaker-that-inspired-a-16133069.php?__twitter_impression=true
I love the subversive subtext of their style. You have broke farmworkers far from home sending back pictures of themselves dripped in the latest to show they made it but also signaling to everyone here that we maybe field hands but we stay fresh...deal with it.
My father's uncle was one of these workers. He worked in the grape fields in Santa Maria and Delano, CA. He worked his way up and out of the fields and later in life he worked at a bakery in SF. I remember visiting him when I was a kid and wandering around his old victorian in what's now the Sunnydale neighborhood of SF. From farm worker to SF home owner would be a helluva trajectory nowadays.