Wednesday, February 11, 2009

new deal

the Work Projects Administration (wpa) was the 
largest new deal agency. created by a presidential 
order by fdr, funded by congress, and bogged down in the 
senate (starting to sound familiar), the program was 
responsible for a lot of projects and employment (roads,
public buildings, media and literacy, redistributing 
food, clothing, housing). almost every community in 
america has a park, bridge or school constructed by
the agency. a sidewalk in the willo district of phoenix 
has the wpa stamp.

2 comments:

Pat said...

A very timely photo.

Jacob said...

Obama has been reading FDR...so maybe a new WPA is in the works...couldn't hurt!