Mary Reyes with Rabbits

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Title

Mary Reyes with Rabbits

Description

Maria "Mary" Villanueva Reyes was an elementary school teacher in Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo, Philippines, before she came to the United States in 1935. She moved to the United States after she married Salvador Reyes, who had returned home to look for a wife. Family members said that she felt lonely after first coming to the United States. She was the only Filipina woman at Steele Ranch where she lived with all Filipino men working with her husband, Salvador. As Aida Betita explains, Mary wanted to return to the Philippines after she came here because it was very lonely. She said her only friends were the chickens and rabbits. Original photograph from Maria Reyes's album.

Coverage

Steele Ranch, Arroyo Grande, California

Date

late 1930s

Contributor

Juliet Betita

Format

Slide of black and white photograph

Source

Juliet Betita's slideshow set

Type

Still image

Identifier

USA-CA-02282013-A0001-011

Files

Citation

“Mary Reyes with Rabbits,” The Re/Collecting Project , accessed May 19, 2022, http://reco.calpoly.edu/items/show/1545.

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