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New Deal Fairy Tale, Nursery Rhyme, and Story Art (3/10): "Little Miss Muffet"
Above: "Little Miss Muffet," by Frank Daniel Fousek (1913-1979), created while he was in the WPA, ca. 1935-1943. Image courtesy of the General Services Administration and the Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University.
Above: In this 1938 photograph from rural Kentucky, we see children gathered around a WPA pack-horse librarian. The WPA paid librarians to deliver books and other reading material to remote areas of the country, where people had limited or no access to libraries. Photo courtesy of the National Archives.