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WPA Bridge

Date: June 01 1936
Description: Bridge and truck trail constructed by Works Progress Administration (WPA) workmen to facilitate forest fire prevention and control.
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Civilian Conservation Corps Poster

Date: 1939
Description: A foldout, illustrated poster for a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) youth program featuring images of teenaged boys working. The text reads: "The CCC — A...
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Group Portrait at Camp Virgin Lake

Date: 1933
Description: Large group portrait, including six cooks, of people of the 643rd Company, C.C.C. at Camp Virgin Lake.
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Northwest Airlines DC-3

Date: 1936
Description: Passengers boarding a Northwest Airlines DC-3 at Madison Municipal Airport. When this airplane was photographed for the WPA by Harold Hone, the DC-3, one o...
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Truax Field Passenger Terminal

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Description: The new passenger terminal at Truax Field, also known as Madison Municipal Airport. At the back is an outdoor observation deck and a view of the original W...
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Bentz Tavern

Date: 1936
Description: The Bentz Tavern, located at 3076 N. 12th Street, photographed for the WPA Writers' Project.
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Amateur Baseball in the Park

Date: 1938
Description: The catcher squats as the batter gets ready to swing at a pitch while the umpire looks on. This image was taken as part of the WPA Federal Writers Project...
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Chicago & Northwestern Locomotive

Date: 1938
Description: A Chicago & Northwestern train crossing a railroad bridge.
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WPA Work at the State Fairgrounds

Date: 1939
Description: A WPA program on the State Fair Grounds. The workers have dug a long trench, and the project probably concerns improved sanitary facilities for the fair, a...
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Deep Rock Service Station

Date: 1938
Description: View across street towards Harry Rodin's service station at the intersection of North 7th and West Galena. People are standing at the corner near the bus s...
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Horse Pulling Contest

Date: 1936
Description: Horse pulling contest at an unidentified Wisconsin county fair. At the time, farmers were making the transition from horse-drawn equipment to tractors and...
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Crystal Lake CCC Camp

Date: 1935
Description: Barracks buildings at the Crystal Lake Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp.
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New Deal Road Work

Date: July 21 1936
Description: Workers toiling in the sun on the roadside, as a part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). As a program of the New Deal, it was provided to create j...
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WPA Built Cabin

Date: July 14 1936
Description: Children assemble on the stairs of a WPA built cabin.
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Marching at Fort Sheridan

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Description: Elevated view of men in formation, probably the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Company 1604, marching through the grounds of Fort Sheridan.
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Members of the Civilian Conservation Corps

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Description: Elevated view of members of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), probably Company 1604, in uniform and standing in formation, possibly at Fort Sheridan.
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Civilian Conservation Corps Company Marching

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Description: Members of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), probably Company 1604, in uniform and in formation, possibly at Fort Sheridan, Illinois.
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Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Beaver

Date: November 1933
Description: Winter view of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp Beaver tents with two men in the background. CCC Company 1604 used Camp Beaver as their base camp...
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CCC Camp Scene

Date: 1938
Description: Elevated view of Civil Conservation Camp (CCC), tentatively identified as the Bloomington camp.
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Scott Lake CCC Camp

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Description: Elevated view of Civil Conservation Corps (CCC) camp at Scott Lake.

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