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Leidi Meija sitting on a couch in a living room
Cancian, Frank (American, 1934-2020)
Date Created and/or Issued
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UC Irvine, Libraries, Special Collections
Frank Cancian photographs of Lacedonia, Orange County housecleaners, and Zinacantan
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Scope/Content: Leidi Mejia has two daughters. The older one was born in Guatemala in the last 1970s. She is now married and lives with her husband and three children in a nearby Orange County city. Monica, Leidi's younger daughter, was born in California in 1994. Leidi and Monica share an apartment with Leidi's nephew, Gabriel Ramirez. Leidi's sister, who lives about two blocks away, is also a housecleaner. She tells her story in a later chapter. Leidi and Esperanza have a brother, who lives and works in Southern California, and five sisters. Four live in Guatemala, one in the United States.
black-and-white photograph
Original: black-and-white film
black-and-white photography
documentary photography
ARTstor Record ID: 0288767
household employees
Mejia, Leidi
American culture
Time Period
20th century
Orange County (Calif.)
Orange County housecleaners
Frank Cancian scans from prints of negatives (2000); Frank Cancian, Orange County House Cleaners (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2006), page 32

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