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  1. Primary Sources - Photographs Depression and New Deal

  2. 1920s

  3. WPA, Georgia

  4. Jobless New Yorkers

  5. Lineup of unemployed women seeking applications for government charwomen jobs, at the 4th Precinct Police Station. Credit Washington Daily News.

  6. Breadline, 1932

  7. Hunger Line - 6th Ave & 42nd St., New York • February 1932

  8. Unemployed at soup kitchen, June 1936

  9. Social Security Card, SSA

  10. Poster

  11. Interior View - Run on People's Trust and Savings bank, June 1932

  12. Run on a bank 1933

  13. The First Roosevelt Bank, Detroit MI 1933

  14. Demonstrations

  15. Picketers in front of a WPA building, June 1941, Washington DC

  16. Chicago, Teachers demanding back pay

  17. Business Decline • Abandoned Mill, Alarka NC

  18. Logan, IL – Abandoned mining town

  19. Factories either closed or production sharply reduced

  20. Abandoned Mine • Carbon Hill, AL

  21. San Francisco, CA – Unemployment relief, 1939 Workers registering for benefits

  22. Unemployment

  23. For the first time in years, many of the 100 African American transients are eating three meals a day. • Mendota Transient Camp, Mendota, MN

  24. San Francisco, CA • Feb 1937

  25. Feb 16, 1932 • New York • Unemployed men’s shacks

  26. Washington, D.C. • Unemployed worker outside vacant store

  27. Foreclosure sale in Iowa

  28. 1st WPA paycheck • Washington, DC Jan. 1939

  29. WPA paycheck • Washington DC • 1939

  30. 1st WPA paycheck, 1935 • Detroit, MI

  31. WPA dollar, D.C., ‘38

  32. Federal Writers Project - New York Times National Book Fair (Nov. 4 to Nov. 21).

  33. Farmers apply for drought relief through the WPA • Mandan, ND July 1936

  34. Disaster Relief • John Cain, wife and children sitting among the ruins of their home on East Spring Street. Tornado in Gainesville, GA 1936

  35. Cleanup crews after a tornado

  36. Rebuilding a store destroyed by the tornado, with the aid of government tornado relief loans.

  37. Tornado victims receive govt. loans

  38. 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.

  39. WPA Gathering Beds and Supplies for Tornado Victims

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. A group of Educational Radio Project musicians in radio workshop copying musical scores for future Educational Radio Project programs. Washington DC, 1936

  43. WPA musicians entertain flood refugees with music. Memphis, TN, 1937

  44. 35,000 persons hear Los Angeles WPA symphony and choral units at Easter Sunrise Service in Hollywood Bowl.