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Leo Brooks, Photography, Works Progress Administration, 1930's, Great Depression, New York City



Leo Brooks was an artist who was also a linotype operator at the New York Times. He worked in a variety of media, including jewelry and painting. He worked for the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s, making a photographic record of life in the city during the Great Depression. The collection consists of reproductions of photographs taken in New York, in 1932 and 1933. Possibly acquired by the University Art Gallery for an exhibition.

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Size of Collection:

4.5 ft.



Possibly acquired by the USM Art Gallery for an exhibition and then donated to Special Collections.

Ownership and Literary Rights:

Leo Brooks Photographs are the physical property of the University of Southern Maine Libraries. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the creator or his legal heirs and assigns.

For further information, consult the Head of Special Collections,



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