Saturday, May 19, 2012

Photo Number 880

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Bemidji Minnesota.

soldier or hunter Bemidji Antiques CCC Uniform

At first I thought it was a soldier..then I thought it was a hunter.  Now I think it is a CCC worker.  Civilian Conservation Corps was part of the New Deal Program of Franklin D. Roosevelt, it was a relief program from 1933 to 1942 that got young unemployed, unmarried men to work. They planted trees, built roads and bridges and worked in State Parks.

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5 comments:

  1. I think you are probably right. Although he is carrying a gun.

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  2. I need to post the photo of my Uncle in his WWI Uniform. He died from influenza
    and didn't come home.

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  3. I saw a documentary on the C.C.C. just yesterday. I didn't know it was just unmarried men.I think we need something like that for today.

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  4. A rare find, I am sure. Hope you both are having a good day.

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  5. This is an odd photo. The man definitely has a bolt-action rifle in his hand. I initially thought, WWII jungle scene? but the forest looks like hardwood. Did they arm CCC workers (or did they do Army training?) Most curious....

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