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Family and Community programs funded by the WPA during the Great Depression, in Ohio, United States.

Women sewing clothes for needy families as a part of the WPA program (Works Progress Administration) in Ohio United States during the Great Depression. Close up views of the women seamstress workers as they sew. Young children play with toys and engage in play activities in a nursery school or preschool built for children of working and needy mothers by the WPA. Children work with tools and hammers on projects. Children play in a wooden frame play house. Boy and girl children on swings in the nursery as a teacher watches over them. Smiling children wash up with soap and water using wash basins. One boy jokes and bumps against the girl beside him. The boys and girls lay down on cots for nap time. A boy and a girl sleeping during a nap at the school. Life Guards attend life- saving instructional classes on a beach. Lifeguards rescue a woman from the water and bring her to safety. Men put up a policeman cut out image with sign stating "Slow. School" as a safety measure near a school. People at the improved Toledo Zoo. Families look at a wall built from salvage material in the zoo. Families and children watch a monkey move across a rope ladder at the zoo. A group of monkeys in a pond. The WPA Symphony Orchestra performs in the open band shell amphitheater at the Toledo Zoo (the Zoological Park Amphitheater, Toledo, Ohio). WPA Orchestra with musicians employed through federal funds, are seated on the stage as they perform. Families indulge in swimming and relax in a community swimming pool in Ohio. A young boy climbs a fountain in the pool to take a closer look.

Date: 1937
Duration: 2 min 24 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A model of a congestion free and decentralized Toledo, Ohio.

The city of Toledo in Ohio. View of buildings in Toledo. Railroad trains at a station. Women near a clothesline outside a house. Women come down the stairs of a house. Cars on a street. Men work on a model of Toledo of tomorrow. A model of a congestion free express highway in Toledo.

Date: 1945, August 7
Duration: 1 min 6 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A ten year old John Susor makes an airplane out of boxes but it fails to take off in Toledo, Ohio.

A glider being made out of orange crates and boxes in Toledo, Ohio. A ten year old boy, John Susor, along with friends works to construct a motor less airplane with orange crates, boxes and clothes line. He works on different parts of the glider. He paints the airplane. John Susor seated in the glider as his friends gather around. Two boys push the glider on a field for a take off. The body of the glider collapses and John gets out of it.

Date: 1931, September 24
Duration: 1 min 4 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Functioning of industries like iron ore,copper,lumber situated in Toledo Ohio.

Various industries like iron ore,copper,lumber situated near Lake Superior in Toledo Ohio. Signboard on building saying 'You will do better in Toledo'. Views of lake side, river, crowded city. People walk on Madison Street in Toledo, past Hotel Madison, for business and shopping. Big freight car lifted by crane. Loads of coal dumped onto a ship.

Date: 1916
Duration: 2 min 41 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Contribution of WPA federal buildings projects in Ohio, United States, during the Great Depression.

From a film titled "A better Ohio". Scenes of depression period in the US: Idle men, closed factories, men searching through trash, sleeping on sidewalk. Scenes of post depression recovery: Smoke from factories, lines of workers, ample food, happy families. Views of Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects in Ohio: Airstrip construction at Cleveland Airport; construction of Dayton Airport runways and aerial view of the Dayton Airport area; pipe capping and sealing work at abandoned coal mines to prevent pollution of local water supply; remodeled orphanage in Defiance, Ohio, with orphan children playing on the grounds of the Defiance County Children's Home; repaired and updated buildings at the Home for Sailor's and Soldier's Orphans at Xenia, Ohio; newly built dairy farm at the Sailor's and Soldiers Home; Rebuilt wing of the old people's home for care of the elderly in Napoleon, Ohio; view of the newly constructed tuberculosis sanatorium in Toledo, Ohio (the William Roche Tuberculosis Hospital). Scenes of fast moving flood waters during flood of Spring 1936 in Ohio. Flood water rushing past flooded buildings. WPA -constructed dams, levees, and retaining walls are seen during building process. African American and white workers seen digging together with shovels on the project. New trees are planted at the sites.

Date: 1937
Duration: 3 min 30 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Children honor John Burroughs in Toledo,Ohio

Statue of John Burroughs at the entrance to Toledo Museum of Art. Burroughs with children gathered around him. 20000 School children assembled on the terrace of the Toledo Museum of Art to greet their honored friend. Boy scouts carrying flags surround Burroughs. Flower strewn steps. Crowd including boy scouts parade past Burroughs. Mayor Schreiber calls for 'Three cheers for Mr. Burroughs'. Mr. Burroughs reviews children. Children strewn flowers at his feet as they pass. George W Stevens presents the statue, the Gift of W E Bock, to the children of Toledo. C. S. Pietro can be seen. Mr. W E Bock. Mayor Schreiber delivers rousing welcome address.

Date: 1918
Duration: 5 min 8 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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