Workers Laying Water Main at National Zoological Park

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This photographs shows Civil Works Administration laborers cutting a trench for laying a water main at the National Zoological Park (NZP). The location is on Adams Mill Road in order to provide fire protection near the office of the Director. The CWA was part of the New Deal plan to employ people during the Great Depression.


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Color: Black and White; Size: 5w x 7h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print

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