New Orleans Public Library
City Archives

Mayor Robert S. Maestri Photographs
Photo 29

WPA Project Tour, August 10, 1936
Caption on reverse reads "District #1, Orleans Parish. Another view of Mayor-designate Maestri swinging a pick on 13th St. [sic], New Orleans, WPA paving project." The occasion was the ceremonial first blow to mark the beginning of the WPA's paving program.
[WPA Photo]