Celebrate the WPA’s 75th Anniversary

March 29, 2010

John is not really dull WPA poster courtesy of Banjohead.

April 8 commemorates the establishment of the Works Progress Administration (renamed during 1939 as the Work Projects Administration; WPA). The WPA was the largest New Deal agency, employing millions to carry out public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads, and operated large arts, drama, media, and literacy projects. It fed children and redistributed food, clothing, and housing. Almost every community in the United States had a park, bridge or school constructed by the agency, which especially benefited rural and Western populations. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Below is a Flickr slideshow of more WPA work.

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