• Created Date
  • 1936
  • Description
  • View of machinery being used to dredge and excavate for the Works Progress Administration's malaria drainage program in Chatham County, Georgia. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was a federal agency created by executive order in 1935 that provided employment to United States citizens through public works projects and educational programs. Most expenditures went to the construction of highways, roads, parks, public buildings, dams, and s... more
    View of machinery being used to dredge and excavate for the Works Progress Administration's malaria drainage program in Chatham County, Georgia. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was a federal agency created by executive order in 1935 that provided employment to United States citizens through public works projects and educational programs. Most expenditures went to the construction of highways, roads, parks, public buildings, dams, and sewers. Other programs included literacy projects, vocational education, historical records surveys, and the arts. The Works Progress Administration was renamed the Work Projects Administration in 1937. Congress discontinued the agency in 1943. Local identification number: VIS 77.09.15. Local identification number: ahc077009015a.jpg. Gay Bolling Shepperson Photographs, Atlanta History Center. less
  • Format
  • 2 x 4 in. sepia toned silver gelatin print
  • Rights
  • This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.