|Title||WPA bookmobile, Grays Harbor county, 1940 |
|Caption||During the Great Depression, libraries all over the United States had to lay off staff members and reduce salaries of those who remained. From the mid-1930s until the outbreak of World War II, several New Deal programs provided money to improve public and school library buildings and services. In Washington State, two federally-funded bookmobiles carried reading material to communities in Grays Harbor and Spokane Counties during the summer of 1940.The bookmobile was funded by the federal government's Work Projects Administration (W.P.A.), known until 1939 as the Works Progress Administration. |
Here, a bookmobile is parked on a rural road. The sides of the truck are raised revealing shelves of books for visitors to browse and several people gather inside as well.
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: WORKS PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION, Library, bookmobile.|
Handwritten on image: WPA Bookmobile.
Date photograph was filed by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): June 8, 1940.
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Grays Harbor County (Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.16696.3 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection |
|Physical Description||1 nitrate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from film negative using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 5. |