Workers Building Trails for National Zoological Park

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These two photographs show Civil Works Administration laborers building trails in the National Zoological Park and constructing a stone wall to hold the trail. The Civil Works Administration was a program designed by the New Deal Administration to employ men during the Great Depression.


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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 74 Box 217 Folder 6

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  • Construction
  • Landscapes
  • Zoos
  • Civil Works Administration (CWA)
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Grounds
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)--Construction


  • Photographic print
  • Landscape

ID Number

2003-19548 and 2003-19549

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 4 1/2w x 7h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print

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