The WPA's horseback librarians
Monday February 11, 2019. 10:46 PM , from BoingBoing
The program ran until 1943, and, as with many WPA programs, it was lavishly documented by talented photographers, as a reminder to all of us in their future that America is a place where we take care of each other.
These adventurous women on horseback would ride as much as 120 miles within a given week, regardless of the terrain or weather conditions. Sometimes, they would have to finish their travels on foot if their destination was in a place too remote and tough for horses to go.
Female Librarians on Horseback Delivering Books, ca. 1930s [History Daily]
Feb, Sat 16 - 19:29 CET