#3 The Civil Works Administration employed unskilled people in need of work, sewing was one of the jobs many women did.

#3 The Civil Works Administration employed unskilled people in need of work, sewing was one of the jobs many women did.

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Found in Harrisburg Telegraph in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Fri, Dec 27, 1935. 1935 WPA   Civil Works Administration employees

Found in Harrisburg Telegraph in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Fri, Dec 27, 1935. 1935 WPA Civil Works Administration employees

Road construction project of the Civil Works Administration in Burnt Corn, Alabama. :: Alabama Photographs and Pictures Collection

Road construction project of the Civil Works Administration in Burnt Corn, Alabama. :: Alabama Photographs and Pictures Collection

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The Civil Works Administration (CWA), created during a lunchtime meeting in November 1933, put 4.3 million people to work 10 weeks later on roads, schools, parks, playgrounds and athletic fields.  PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT's better-known WPA and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) employed millions more and left durable monuments all over the country. . . .   (PHOTO:  WPA construction workers in 1936.  The Roosevelt program was one of several that employed millions during the Great Depression.)

The Civil Works Administration (CWA), created during a lunchtime meeting in November 1933, put 4.3 million people to work 10 weeks later on roads, schools, parks, playgrounds and athletic fields. PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT's better-known WPA and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) employed millions more and left durable monuments all over the country. . . . (PHOTO: WPA construction workers in 1936. The Roosevelt program was one of several that employed millions during the Great Depression.)

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The Civil Works Administration was established during the Great Depression to rapidly create manual labor jobs for millions of unemployed workers. The jobs were President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveiled the CWA on November 8, 1933. Roosevelt was convinced that jobs were much better for everyone than cash handouts. The CWA's workers laid 12 million feet of sewer pipe and built or improved 255,000 miles of roads, 40,000 schools, 3,700 playgrounds, and nearly 1,000 airports.

The Civil Works Administration was established during the Great Depression to rapidly create manual labor jobs for millions of unemployed workers. The jobs were President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveiled the CWA on November 8, 1933. Roosevelt was convinced that jobs were much better for everyone than cash handouts. The CWA's workers laid 12 million feet of sewer pipe and built or improved 255,000 miles of roads, 40,000 schools, 3,700 playgrounds, and nearly 1,000 airports.

Men holding traps and dead rats in Geneva, Alabama, as part of a project of the Civil Works Administration. :: Alabama Photographs and Pictures Collection

Men holding traps and dead rats in Geneva, Alabama, as part of a project of the Civil Works Administration. :: Alabama Photographs and Pictures Collection

Memphis Pink Palace Museum Murals -   Project type: Art, Mural	 New Deal Agencies: Civil Works Administration (CWA), Public Works of Art Project (PWAP)	 Started: 1934	 Completed: 1935	 Artists: Burton Callicott

Memphis Pink Palace Museum Murals - Project type: Art, Mural New Deal Agencies: Civil Works Administration (CWA), Public Works of Art Project (PWAP) Started: 1934 Completed: 1935 Artists: Burton Callicott

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CWA: Civil Works Administration - ThingLink

CWA: Civil Works Administration - ThingLink

#11 Census of American business: 1933. A civil works administration project that was pretty well known.

#11 Census of American business: 1933. A civil works administration project that was pretty well known.

Civil Works Administration workers on their way to fill a gully with wheelbarrows of earth during the construction of the Lake Merced Parkway Boulevard, under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal, San Francisco, California, 1934.

Civil Works Administration workers on their way to fill a gully with wheelbarrows of earth during the construction of the Lake Merced Parkway Boulevard, under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal, San Francisco, California, 1934.

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