Item no. 24001
New York
Occupation: Building and construction trades
Collection: New York Public Library

Works Progress Administration strikers outside Astor low cost housing project at First Street and Avenue A, New York City.  The WPA and its companion project the Public Works Administration were major instruments of the Roosevelt New Deal to provide jobs for the millions left unemployed by the Great Depression.

Image from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library.

See this image in the Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives exhibit.

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