ILLUSTRATIONS
Serving lunches to underprivileged preschool children. Courtesy Now York City WPA. Frontispiece
Tidying up the home of a relief client. Courtesy New York City WPA.
WPA workers repairing docks. Courtesy Now York City WPA.66
Mowing down ragweed in the Bronx as part of the city-wide campaign to reduce hay fever hazards. Acme Photo.66
Where a WPA work crew tore down the wrong building. Acme Photo.100
The new municipal First Avenue Retail Market, whose stalls replace the pushcarts barred from lower East Side streets. Acme Photo.100
WPA abandons the old-fashioned pail and dipper for the sanitary portable bubbler type of drinking fountain. Each fountain holds enough cooled, sealed water for a day's use by an average-sized crew. Acme Photo.130
Newly adopted sewer-cleaning apparatus eliminates the necessity for WPA workers to descend into the sewer. Acme Photo.130
Thomas Lo Medico, sculptor, working on the WPA Federal Art Project, shown with his American Family group which won the $8,000 Metropolitan Life Insurance prize competition for sculpture in the World's Fair Building. Keystone View.180

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  • Title Page i
  • Contents iii
  • Illustrations v
  • Introduction vii
  • Workers on Relief 1
  • II - Joining the Wpa 18
  • III - Changing the Face of A City 69
  • IV - Adventures in Relief 123
  • V - The Evolution of Work Relief 174
  • VI - In Unions There Is Strength 229
  • VII - The Struggle for Individualism 265
  • VIII - Toward Understanding the Wpa 299
  • Index 343
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