Beyond Bollywood - Worker Harvesting Beets

January 15, 2014
Beyond Bollywood - Worker Harvesting Beets

Photo courtesy of the California State University, Chico, Meriam Library Special Collections

An Indian immigrant worker harvests beets in Hamilton City, California for the Sacramento Valley Sugar Company, c. 1907-1915. On Feb. 27, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center will open “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation,” a 5,000-square-foot exhibition detailing the history of Indian Americans and their contributions to the United States from the 1700s to the present.

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