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In order to pull the United States out of the Great Depression, the New Deal, a series of programs, public work projects, financial reforms, and regulations, was enacted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt between 1933 and 1939. After the construction of highways, the largest share of New Deal spending went to the creation of public parks and recreation areas.

In the sweltering summer of 1936, the city opened 11 enormous outdoor pools with an average capacity of 5,000 people, to the great relief of New Yorker's. “Here is something you can be proud of,” said the Mayor at the opening of the Thomas Jefferson Pool.


Thomas Jefferson Park Pool, 1936


McCarren Park Pool, 1937
 

Custer's prisoners. Crow tribe.
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I posted this last year in For The Love Of Dogs thread. From the photos it looks like the dog was better protected than the child! 😧😮😲😱

Traveling Comfort for the Dog (1932)

"Anyone who has ever attempted a long motor trip on which a large dog was taken along will appreciate the “Bird-dog’s Palace,” recently placed on.the market.

Made of sheet steel, insulated inside so that the animal will not come in contact with the metal, the “Palace” is so constructed that it may easily be clamped to the running board without marring the finish of the car. The barred door slides upward, permitting the dogs to be released without the driver having to leave his seat. An oil-cloth cover may be unrolled and buttoned into place if the weather is bad or the road dusty. The “Palace” is made in several sizes to accommodate all kinds of dogs."

Running Boards: Traveling in Cars With Your Dogs in the 1930s | Vintage ...

 

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