The New York Public Library has catalogued over 600,000 images and documents in its Digital Collection and approximately 180,000 items of these items are considered part of the public domain.

Were Trump to win the presidency, one can assume an extended period of negotiations between the Trump White House and Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto’s government before the Great Wall on the Rio would actually be built.

So, before Trump is elected and before those negotiations can begin, a periodical clipping on verso from a time when the United States recognized a need for Mexican immigration and labor.

“Without workers southern ranchers face ruin. When the crop is ripe large numbers of workers, like Mexican at right, are indispensable. But they are hard to get.” 

Image: Mexicans planting onions on the Petit Ranch, San Fernando Valley, Calif. in the library’s collection.

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