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This is the most recent addition to my collection of WPA puppets. WPA stands for Works Progress Administration. It was the program Franklin Delano Roosevelt instituted in the 1930's to help combat the Great Depression. The programs were created to give people work. Some of those groups were artists. This puppet was made by an artist from one of those groups. It is in great condition for being around 80 years old. All these puppets are works of art and historically significant. Also, they seem to have a subtle creep factor to them. Perhaps instead of having it on a stand, I should prop him up on a chair like the clown from Poltergeist. ;D

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In the local Post Office, two blocks away is a huge mural painted by an artist hired by the WPA. Just a few years ago the mural was professionally cleaned, and WOW! It got so much brighter! But then being a high wall in a rural Post Office will always be a dusty, sometimes dirty place.
This Post Office was built in the 1930's after a house was moved across the block that had occupied that land.
The Snook family had lived in the old house. The Daughter, Nita Snook taught Amelia Airhart how to fly a plane.
 

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In the local Post Office, two blocks away is a huge mural painted by an artist hired by the WPA. Just a few years ago the mural was professionally cleaned, and WOW! It got so much brighter! But then being a high wall in a rural Post Office will always be a dusty, sometimes dirty place.
This Post Office was built in the 1930's after a house was moved across the block that had occupied that land.
The Snook family had lived in the old house. The Daughter, Nita Snook taught Amelia Airhart how to fly a plane.
Great story Gym.

Rob
 
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