Civil Works Administration Workers Laying Water Main Pipes

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This photograph shows Civil Works Administration laborers laying water main pipes to the Office of the Director in the National Zoological Park. The CWA was a New Deal program established to employ people during the Great Depression. These laborers are laying the water main in the snow.


National Zoological Park (U.S.)


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  • Landscapes
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  • Grounds, Construction
  • Civil Works Administration (CWA)
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • African Americans


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Color: Sepia; Size: 4 1/2wx 7h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print

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