Family and Community programs by the WPA during the Great Depression, in Ohio, United States.
Ohio United States USA Date:1937 Duration:2 min 24 sec Sound:Yes
Women sewing clothes for needy families as a part of the WPA program (Works Progress Administration) in Ohio United States during the Great Depression. Young children play with toys and engage in play activities in a nursery school built for children of working and needy mothers by the WPA. Children in a play house. Children on swings in the nursery as a teacher watches over them. Children wash up with soap and water. Life Guards attend life- saving classes on a beach. Life guards rescue a woman from the water and bring her to safety. Men put up a policeman cut out 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. A group of monkeys in a pond. The WPA Symphony Orchestra performs in an open auditorium. Orchestra seated on the stage as they perform. Families indulge in swimming and relax in a community swimming pool. A child climbs a fountain to take a closer look.
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