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1936 Print Steve Hatalla Harrisburg Central WPA Charity Great Depression FZ2

1936 Print Steve Hatalla Harrisburg Central WPA Charity Great Depression FZ2

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This is an original 1936 halftone print portrait of Steve Hatalla located on 1918 Forster Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Hatalla originally worked for the Central Construction Corporation but was laid off in November of 1931. After losing his job, he lived on credit, charity, civil works, and direct relief. In late 1935, he was transferred to the Works Progress Administration (WPA), and at the time of this publication, was working as a stonemason to construct the State Insane Hospital. The government paid him $85 a month to do it. The caption writes, "Steve Hatalla has a few words to say about life and liberty." Photography by R. H. Hoffmann.

CONDITION

This 75+ year old Item is rated Near Mint. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6.25 x 5 inches; 16 x 13 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Depression, Great Depression, Labor, American Federation of Labor, Relief

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