Tuesday CCC/WPA Blogging: Artists Gotta Eat Edition, Part 1
This post is going to be short [so I can get back to work], bereft of photos [because I didn't find any good ones], and rambling off topic [because].
During the Great Depression, millions and millions were out of work, and so FDR put people back to work. Pretty darn simple, huh?
And though a lot of jobs were "important" -- like building up more of the nation's infrastructure [did you know that Saturday is National Train Day?] -- many of them were [and still are] derided as make-work.
One of my favorites of these lesser-known projects is the New Deal Post Office murals, and a few years ago, I discovered that there was even one mural right here in the Florida panhandle: Logging Pulpwood, painted by George Snow Hill in 1941 and rescued from a fire in 2009. It has recently come home again, hanging in the old Milton Post Office, which is now an antiques store [and no, the mural is not for sale, but you can go visit it].
Meanwhile, in new news, the Pensacola Beach Blog is doung a thorough job covering the oil spill from a local angle. Yo, Prez! Cleaning that up might make a good source of New New Deal jobs [just, sayin'].