History Detectives

WPA Mural Studies

Clip | 18m 1s

FDR's New Deal programs put people back to work including many in various arts projects. But what happened to these important pieces of our nation's history? Our contributor has inherited some paintings that may be part of this lost work. Created by her aunt, Thelma Johnson Streat, she believes they were mural studies. Did any of these studies become murals and do any of them still exist?

Aired: 08/23/09

Rating: TV-G

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