- WPA furniture
- New Mexican WPA Cabinet/bar
New Mexican WPA Cabinet/bar
New Mexico WPA hand made cabinet/bar, ca. 1930s, carved on all three sides, with whimsical yellow paint inside. Has bottle and glass holders on the inside because it was used to store liquor and drinking glasses.
This was made for home use but with the skills they learned from The WPA project.
WPA Stands for:
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was an ambitious employment and infrastructure program created by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1935, during the bleakest days of the Great Depression. Over its eight years of existence, the WPA put roughly 8.5 million Americans to work building schools, hospitals, roads and other public works. Perhaps best known for its public works projects, the WPA also sponsored projects in the arts—the agency employed tens of thousands of actors, musicians, writers, carpenters and other artists.
Measurements: 25" wide, 15 3/4" deep, 36" tall