WPA work gang

National Archives and Records Administration1941-04-10/1941-04-16

U.S. National Archives

U.S. National Archives
United States

El Cerrito, San Miguel County, New Mexico. The WPA road gangs employ men from all the villages. In fact, it is through such jobs as these that many families are able to pad out their impossibly low farm income. Anglos who sneer at the Spanish-Americans for accepting WPA work whenever they can get it forget that there is almost no other alternative for these people, that other employment is apt to be brief and impermanent and that they cannot hope to live by farming alone.


  • Title: WPA work gang
  • Creator: National Archives and Records Administration
  • Date Created: 1941-04-10/1941-04-16
  • Location: El Cerrito, San Miguel County, New Mexico
  • ID: 83-G-37884

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