Tag Archives: New Deal Administration

The Living New Deal: Time for a new New Deal

This week, I have been wrapped up in researching and submitting Mississippi’s New Deal projects for the Living New Deal.  If you are a long-time reader, you already know about the Living New Deal and the effort to document every … Continue reading

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What we should have learned from the New Deal 1933-1942

My dad and mother were children of the Great Depression.  I grew up hearing the stories of the survival of their families–when so many did not.  When I began to work on the Living New Deal project, I felt a … Continue reading

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Electrification, Lenoir City, Tennessee Post Office.

David Stone Martin’s 1940 mural, Electrification, was one of the 48 state post office mural competitions.  The tempura on cardboard mural reflected the transformation of the rural south due to the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Rural Electrification Administration efforts … Continue reading

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2013 through 2014: 275 submissions to the Living New Deal

My first submission to Living New Deal was January 2013, and I logged 62 that first year, all of which involved road trips to 5 states to take photographs. Although not the first of the mural photographs I took, the … Continue reading

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Mineral Wells 1937 WPA Amphitheater

Visible behind the Lillian Peek Home Economics cottage completed in 1934 is the rock amphitheater constructed by the WPA in 1937.  The WPA completed a number of amphitheaters during the New Deal Administration, in state parks, community settings, and educational … Continue reading

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Ruston, Louisiana Art Deco High School

The Ruston High School was described, rightfully so, as “an Art Deco gem” (Leighninger, 2007, p. 78).  The National Register of Historic Places nomination form describes is as “among the very best” Art Deco designs in the 40 Louisiana buildings … Continue reading

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