Maker: Xavier Viramontes; United Farm Workers of America
Date Made: 1973
Place Made: North America: United States; California
Measurements: 59.1 cm x 44.5 cm; 23 1/4 in x 17 1/2 in
Main Subject: United Farm Workers; Labor; Viet Nam War Era
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Boycott Grapes Support the United Farmworkers Union Printed By Striking Farm Workers Xavier Viramontes, 1973
Acquisition Number: 1998-084
Under copyright; used by CSPG with permission.
At the time Viramontes made this poster, the grape boycott had been going on for years. He wanted to remind people that the Mexican farmworkers who work so hard in the fields come from a rich cultural background and ought to be treated fairly and with respect. The dark brown Aztec/god like figure is the main focal point, and the squeezing of the grapes symbolizes the blood and sweat of the farmworkers. The intent of the poster was to keep the boycott going.