Primary Sources - Photographs Depression and New Deal
Lineup of unemployed women seeking applications for government charwomen jobs, at the 4th Precinct Police Station. Credit Washington Daily News.
Hunger Line - 6th Ave & 42nd St., New York • February 1932
Business Decline • Abandoned Mill, Alarka NC
Abandoned Mine • Carbon Hill, AL
San Francisco, CA – Unemployment relief, 1939 Workers registering for benefits
For the first time in years, many of the 100 African American transients are eating three meals a day. • Mendota Transient Camp, Mendota, MN
San Francisco, CA • Feb 1937
Feb 16, 1932 • New York • Unemployed men’s shacks
Washington, D.C. • Unemployed worker outside vacant store
1st WPA paycheck • Washington, DC Jan. 1939
WPA paycheck • Washington DC • 1939
1st WPA paycheck, 1935 • Detroit, MI
Federal Writers Project - New York Times National Book Fair (Nov. 4 to Nov. 21).
Farmers apply for drought relief through the WPA • Mandan, ND July 1936
Disaster Relief • John Cain, wife and children sitting among the ruins of their home on East Spring Street. Tornado in Gainesville, GA 1936
Rebuilding a store destroyed by the tornado, with the aid of government tornado relief loans.
Hall County Courthouse, After Tornado and rebuilt by PWA Marker and bronze tablet in foreground honoring President Roosevelt and commemorating Disaster Relief aid by the Federal Government.
Music Cuddlely vocal threats to radio's glamour girls. They hail from a thirty square mile area adjacent to Prentice, Wisconsin, and are members of the Music Division WPA Recreation Activities in Prentice.
The musical activities of the rural group meeting in Prentice, Wisconsin under the direction of the WPA Recreation Division is not confined to any one age group. Men and women of all ages participate and compose the membership of this outstanding organization.
A group of Educational Radio Project musicians in radio workshop copying musical scores for future Educational Radio Project programs. Washington DC, 1936
WPA musicians entertain flood refugees with music. Memphis, TN, 1937
35,000 persons hear Los Angeles WPA symphony and choral units at Easter Sunrise Service in Hollywood Bowl.