This new era of active recreation was thanks to the Departments of Parks harnessing the labour force of the Works Progress Administration - the largest and most ambitious American New Deal agency which employed millions of unemployed people to carry out public works projects. Pictured is Colonial Park Pool
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was the largest New Deal agency, providing jobs, income, food, clothing and housing to people during the Depression. This poster was commissioned by the WPA in the 1940s. Source: Found in Mom's Basement
Francine Everett (April 13, 1915 – May 27, 1999) was an African-American actress and singer who is best known for her performances in race films, independently produced motion pictures with all-black casts that were created exclusively for distribution to cinemas that catered to African American audiences. She studied and acted with the Federal Theater in Harlem, which was sponsored by the Works Progress Administration.