Friday, November 7, 2014
WPA Adobe Bricks
Above: The description for this photo reads: "WPA workers make adobe bricks which are used in the construction of practically all residential and public buildings in New Mexico. The Native adobe earth is mixed with water and straw and after being pressed into shape by hand are sun dried for 24 to 30 days. Photo shows the WPA workers pressing the adobe bricks into shape and placing them in rows to be sun dried." Photo taken in Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 1940, and provided courtesy of the National Archives and the New Deal Network.