Saturday, March 21, 2015
WPA Fruits & Vegetables
Above: WPA poster created in New York City, ca. 1936-1941. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Above: The description for this 1938 photo reads, "WPA Hot School Lunch Project--School lunches are prepared and distributed by trucks for undernourished children to schools in the District of Columbia. Photo shows scene at a Municipal Market. Fruits and vegetables for this Hot School Lunch Project are obtained through markets, the same as any large restaurant or hotel. Photo courtesy of the National Archives and the New Deal Network.
Above: The description for this undated photo reads, "Three WPA gardening projects in Denver, Pueblo and Greeley will produce approximately 665 tons of vegetables for distribution to indigent families receiving direct relief. A million cans of vegetables grown and processed by WPA workers will be distributed in these three cities under the supervision of the State Department of Public Welfare and county government. Shot shows one of the gardens from which the vegetables are grown. Photo courtesy of the National Archives and the New Deal Network.