the second generation

"Sometimes I tell my children that I would like to go to Mexico,

but they tell me 'We don't want to go, we belong here.'"

 

“A veces les digo a mis hijos que me gustaría ir a México,

pero me dicen 'No queremos ir, pertenecemos aquí.'"

Mexican mother in California, 1935 June

Madre Mexicana en California, 1935 Junio

Children in Boyle Heights
Children in Boyle Heights

Children pose on a lawn in front of a craftsman-style house on Bridge Street in Boyle Heights that is owned by Steve Delgado. Roses are in bloom in the background. Left to right: Hortensia Corral, Steve Delgado's daughter and neighbors.

Couple at Home
Couple at Home

Soldier John González poses with his wife, Sylvia, outside their home on Velasco Street in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles.

Portrait of Ramona
Portrait of Ramona

Ramona Fonseca (later Frias), Della Ortega's sister, poses in a zoot suit. Photograph dated June 26, 1944.

Children in Boyle Heights
Children in Boyle Heights

Children pose on a lawn in front of a craftsman-style house on Bridge Street in Boyle Heights that is owned by Steve Delgado. Roses are in bloom in the background. Left to right: Hortensia Corral, Steve Delgado's daughter and neighbors.

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