Photograph of workers at the Rock Island Railroad yard located in Silvis, Illinois, 1925

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Title

Photograph of workers at the Rock Island Railroad yard located in Silvis, Illinois, 1925

Subject

Description

Photograph of some of the early Mexican immigrants who migrated to the Silvis yards to work in the Rock Island Railroad shops. More than half of these Mexican men were recruited by the Macias brothers who taught them music and to play in the musical organization. Some of them would bring their instruments to work and play for workers during their noon hour.
(Description provided by Pete Macias, the son of Manuel Macias).

Source

David & Manuel Macías papers, Iowa Women's Archives, University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa

Description

Photograph of some of the early Mexican immigrants who migrated to the Silvis yards to work in the Rock Island Railroad shops. More than half of these Mexican men were recruited by the Macias brothers who taught them music and to play in the musical organization. Some of them would bring their instruments to work and play for workers during their noon hour.
(Description provided by Pete Macias, the son of Manuel Macias).

Type

Photograph

Source

David & Manuel Macías papers, Iowa Women's Archives, University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa

Subject

Citation

“Photograph of workers at the Rock Island Railroad yard located in Silvis, Illinois, 1925,” Migration is Beautiful, accessed November 20, 2017, http://migration.lib.uiowa.edu/items/show/24912.