CCC Legacy – All That Remains
By Kathleen Duxbury
The Civilian Conservation Corps lasted nine years (1933 – 1942) and provided over 3 million young men and an equal number of other civilians the opportunity to combat hunger and economic adversity. It was the first and most successful of FDR’s New Deal programs.
The Great Depression coincided with a wave of natural disasters, drought that would ravage the plains, devastating floods and an unemployment rate of 25%. Among the groups hardest hit were WW1 veterans and youth between the ages of 17 – 24
And for artists the opportunities were almost nonexistant, no one was purchasing art.
“The cCc Legacy – All That Remains” is historical documentation of this program that spanned almost a decade. Kathleen Duxbury retattempting to find the stories and photograph in the fine art infrared spectrum all that remains.
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