Monday, November 29, 2010

Old Photographs

Nostalgia motivates me today. Below you will find an assortment of photographs. Some of them have personal meaning to me, like the pictures of former Milwaukee mayor Frank P. Zeidler. On the left you can see him and his friends and comrades celebrating his 1948 victory. On the right, a picture taken of Frank in 2002. Frank was a friend and a comrade. During my early days of activism in the Socialist Party USA, we spoke over dinner, and on the convention floor, mainly about health care reform. He was extremely affable, and wrote to me for years after our meeting. I had hoped to see him one more time before his death in 2006, but it was not to be.

Civilian Conservation Workers, circa 1936

Here we see Works Progress Administration workers building a road, 1936

These massive swimming pools were built by the WPA, near Hellgate, New York.

A WPA Cannery

Children playing near a Brockton, Massachusetts tenement, 1940

Nude, 1935

Josephine Baker in Paris, 1939

Faro and Doris Caudill of Pie Town,
New Mexico, 1935

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