The Living New Deal has just published a
map and guide to the work of the New Deal in Washington, D.C. The map includes 500 New Deal sites in the District alone, highlighting 34 notable sites. There is an inset map of the area around the National Mall which can be used for self-guided walking tours.
This project has been funded in part by a grant from the Dorothea de Schweinitz Fund for the District of Columbia of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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Washington DC's National Associate(s)
MARY JANE APPEL – Washington, D.C. [email protected]
Mary Jane is a Washington, DC-based photographic historian who specializes in 1930s American social documentary photography, particularly the work of the New Deal’s now famous Farm Security Administration (FSA). She has worked with image collections in archival and curatorial capacities at many institutions, including the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, and Texas State University. She has spoken and written widely about the FSA and recently published a biography of photographer Russell Lee (Russell Lee: A Photographer’s Life and Legacy, W.W.Norton / Liveright and Library of Congress, 2021). Currently, Mary Jane is completing her doctoral degree at the University of New Mexico.