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Collection: Richards Studio Collection
Date: ca. 1937
Description: Works Progress Administration motion picture projectionist at the Tacoma Armory, circa 1937. Man looking at reel of film, sign reading "USA Work Program WPA", many children in background. The poster is a typical graphic from the WPA. The WPA was created in May of 1935. The letters originally stood for Works Progress Administration, which later became the Works Projects Administration. The New Deal program provided jobs and income to the unemployed during the Great Depression. It was shut down in later 1943, as defense industries eliminated unemployment during World War II. (T. Times)
Subjects: Motion pictures; Depressions--1929; Works Progress Administration (Tacoma); Propaganda;
Image type: Black & White
Original negative: 8x10"
Negative type: Eastman Safety film
Print type: Fiber base-Glossy
Print format: 8x10"
Rights: See Tacoma Public Library for specific rights and permissions.