Above: Exhibit AA-31.American Wild Life: Illustrated.
This is a 749 page book, completed by the WPA New York Writer's Program
in 1940. It is a sort of inventory of America's major wildlife. Most
pages have illustrations or photographs. From a historical perspective,
it is a fascinating look into the environmental thought of the 1930s;
one can see the seeds of the modern environmental/conservation movement
here, especially in the introductory pages. (This image is a scan from my own book collection)
Above: Exhibit AA-32. Mural in Eugene, Oregon Post Office.
Another impressive example of New Deal era artwork (Image
used with permission of Gary Halvorson, Oregon State Archives). (Image used for educational, non-commercial, and non-profit making purposes. Copyright, United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.)
Above: Exhibit AA-33. The WPA helps with disaster relief in New England after a huge hurricane in 1938. 11-minute video courtesy of Internet Archive.
Above: Exhibit AA-34a. Fort Ashby, in Fort Ashby, West Virginia. The WPA restored this fort in 1939. Photo taken by Brent McKee, 2011.
Above: Exhibit AA-34b. Historical marker in front of Fort Ashby. Photo taken by Brent McKee, 2011.
Above: Exhibit AA-34c. Plaque on the front of Fort Ashby. Photo taken by Brent McKee, 2011.
Content copyright . WPA Today. All rights reserved.