Women selected for this Works Project Administration excavation were the head of their households, were widows, or single mothers. They had to show proof that their husbands were too ill or injured to work. Most of the women on the project were in their thirties and forties, although some newspaper reports indicated some of the women may have even been as old as 60. This is also one of the few photos that show any of the women wearing gloves. Her fur collar coat was en vogue in the 1930s. Floyd writes that this "old woman totes debris from trench on S. of mound in a basket."
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