Tuesday, May 5, 2015

WPA mapmakers

Above: The description for this photo reads, "WPA workers in the enlarging-room at Howard University where 116 workers of the Administration are employed on the Aerial Map Tracing Project of the Rural Electrification Administration." WPA workers made maps for many applications. For example, see my blog post "How the New Deal Helped Win World War II (part 9 of 10): WPA Mapmakers, Meteorologists, and Camouflage Artists." Photo courtesy of the National Archives and the New Deal Network.

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