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Artifacts - - U.S. Works Progress Administration, N.Y.C., North Beach Airport, ADA 26 button.
Artifacts - - U.S. Works Progress Administration, N.Y.C., North Beach Airport, ADA 26 button.
TitleArtifacts - - U.S. Works Progress Administration, N.Y.C., North Beach Airport, ADA 26 button.
Alternate titleUS Works Progress Administration, NYC, North Beach Airport, ADA 26
Contributor/sUnited States - - Works Progress Administration (New York, N.Y.)
Place of Publication[S.l.]
Publisher[s.n.]
Date[between 1935 and 1939]
Description1 button: metal and paper, red and white; 6 cm. in diameter.
NotesCircular wearable button with fastener. Red lettering on white background.
SummaryNew York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia was a champion of commercial aviation. During his administration, the city purchased North Beach Airport from Curtiss-Wright and immediately began to quintuple its 105 acres with 17 million cubic yards of landfill scooped from Rikers Island's mountains of cinder, ash and refuse. More than 20, 000 relief workers from the Works Progress Administration worked around the clock on the project. The airport was dedicated on October 15, 1939 and later renamed La Guardia Airport.
SubjectNorth Beach Airport (Flushing, N.Y.) Buttons (Information artifacts) - - New York (State) - - New York - - 1930-1940. WPA.
FormatArtifacts
SourceBienes Museum of the Modern Book
Call numberWPA R 351.809747 BUTTON
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