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Calendar, Night&Day Arts and Labor

Arts and Labor

Dorothea Lange is perhaps most famous for a single photograph she took in 1936. In it a mother turns her weary gaze away from the camera, while two of her children bury their faces against her shoulders. In one fell…
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Calendar, Night&Day Seaweed Portraits of the 1930s

Seaweed Portraits of the 1930s

Politicians and news outlets have started using the term "WPA" again — have you noticed? The Works Progress Administration, of course, put people to work during and after the Great Depression. Even artists were paid to work; the WPA encompassed…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Classic Murals

Rincon Center 101 Spear (at Mission) Built as a Works Progress Administration project, the Rincon Annex post office is among the city's finest links to a glorious art deco past. When the Rincon Center shopping and office complex was built…
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News, Matt Smith Balkans by the Bay

Balkans by the Bay

Jutting from the northern wall of the S.F. Maritime Museum's bottom floor are mementos of a more civilized era: bright chrome shower heads lined up at attention, as if waiting for a rush of bathers from Black Point Cove. But…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Local WPA Project

FDR's Works Progress Administration not only gave people from every walk of life jobs during the country's worst financial depression, it left us with several notable public works that continue to delight 65 years later. From 1933 through 1934, a…
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