What About the C.C.C.?; with: Woodsmanship for the Civilian Conservation Corps
Washington DC: Civilian Conservation Corps, 1937, 1938. Two pamphlets, the first being 8 x 10-1/2 in., 7pp printed on rectos only and staple in one corner; the second being approx. 6 x 9 in, pp stapled in printed wrappers. Illustrated. Larger piece a trifle soiled and with some gentle rumpling; smaller piece with stamp from an Ohio CCC camp on front. Item #206416
Two publications from the historic and highly successful New Deal project that put thousands of unemployed men to work on conservation and forestry projects during the Great Depression. Each pamphlet is fully illustrated with drawings by Rudy Wendelin depicting men at work in various capacities. Along with many artists of his generation, Rudy Wendelin took work with the federal government during this period. While most of the artists in federal projects returned to their own private careers, Wendelin would spend his life as an artist for the U.S. Forest Service. He was the principal artist behind the popular figure of Smokey Bear and designed several commemorative postage stamps.