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Industry in the United States was not in favor of many of the New Deal programs proposed in 1935. Harry Hopkins, Franklin Roosevelt's federal relief administrator was convinced that work should be the chief antidote to poverty and used his influence with FDR to push for federal programs to provide government-sponsored jobs for the unemployed. Three months after this cartoon was printed, the Works Progress Administration was established by executive order with Hopkins as the head.


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"The Dilemma" political cartoon from the Daily Recorder-Gazette newspaper

publisher   Greenfield Daily Recorder-Gazette
date   Jan 4, 1935
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
height   8.5"
width   7.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Illustration
accession #   #L05.172

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