Sidewalk work, Biddeford, ca. 1934

Contributed by Maine State Archives


Street scene from the Great Depression. The federal government put thousands of jobless Americans to work in a variety of construction projects across the nation.

Here in Biddeford, workers install a new sidewalk. The price advertised in the store window -- two cans of juice for 29 cents -- was more than many folks could afford in the 1930s.

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About This Item

  • Title: Sidewalk work, Biddeford, ca. 1934
  • Creation Date: circa 1934
  • Subject Date: circa 1934
  • Town: Biddeford
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: silver gelatin print
  • Dimensions: 9.5 cm x 14 cm
  • Local Code: ferast20
  • Collection: Records of the Maine Emergency Relief Authority (under auspices of the Federal Emergency Relief Authority)
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine State Archives
84 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0084
(207) 287-5795

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