Men engaged in state road building work relief project on Route 34, Dauphin County, PA, April 20, 1933.
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Photograph of road-bed construction and all workers facing the camera,  wearing goggles. Most of the workers hold sledge hammers in one hand.

Credit: Courtesy of the Pennsylvania State Archives

Taken to demonstrate the importance of protective eyewear during road construction, this photograph documents unemployed men working on one of the state rural road building projects designed to provide work relief for unemployed Pennsylvanians. In the early 1930s the Pennsylvania legislature funded the construction of more than 20,000 miles of "Pinchot roads" to connect "farm to market."

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