Grape Cutter

Harvesting Grapes in Delano

After the War my dad returned to California to prepare for bringing my mother over from the Philippines. Work must have still been hard to comeby especially after the war and all the soldiers were coming back starting a new life. My dad went back to the only work he knew best, farmworking. 

Agriculture was booming in California and the agricultural industry was considered to be the new California Gold Rush.


to be continued.....






The picture to the right is a fellow grape picker with his son. No name was given but you can see all the grapes on the ground and if look closely at his hand you can see thesmall sicklelike blade that he is holding. That's a grape cutter. 



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