Friday, May 06, 2011

Yakima's Bitter Harvest - a cover from Seattle's underground paper The Helix (1967)

By Jack Brummet, Northwest History Editor

This image is a cover from the Seattle underground paper The Helix, in 1967. Walt Crowley (whom I met a couple of times and exchanged emails with later) drew this cover and was--I think--one of the editors of The Helix. This cover is on the plight of migrant workers who travel to the northwest in the summer to pick fruit and vegetables in Eastern Washington.


1 comment:

Blair Sorrel said...

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Would you be interested in participating or donating? Please advise.

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In appreciation and with best regards,

Blair Sorrel