Migrant children playing on a slide.

Migrant children playing on a slide.


Image Number

  • SBH0360

Year

  • ca 1958

Series Title

General Note

  • The 917 series is composed of photographs from the period 1940-1969 that were used to illustrate articles in the Bureau of Health Education publication Florida Health Notes. This publication was the primary publication of the State Board of Health from 1892 to 1976, when it was discontinued due to state budget cuts. It was published 10 times a year, and each issue discussed a particular health topic such as alcoholism, air pollution, and cancer.
  • Accompanying note: "From: Immokalee Story".
  • In late December 1957, after a series of freezes and heavy rains wiped out crops, several hungry migrants approached the editor of the Immokalee Weekly who investigated and found more than 60 families in dire need of assistance. He telegraphed the Governor, who sent the Red Cross to investigate and, on January 2, 1958 Collier County was declared a disaster area. Food and clothing poured in and were distributed, and when two cases of paratyphoid were discovered a vigorous campaign for immunization was started, for which physicians were assigned by the State Health Department to the County. Clinics and health education were provided. A grant from the Governor and the Cabinet to supplement the budget of the County Health Department was used for a "Baby WPA." It provided jobs for migrants who removed truckloads of garbage and rubbish, dug ditches and improved housing under supervision of health and sanitation officials.

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Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 4 x 5 in.

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Shelf Number

  • Location: 20330, A.
Migrant children playing on a slide.
Migrant children playing on a slide.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Migrant children playing on a slide. ca 1958. Black & white photoprint, 4 x 5 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/44810>, accessed 21 January 2018.

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Migrant children playing on a slide. ca 1958. Black & white photoprint. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 21 Jan. 2018.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/44810>.

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(State Archives of Florida)