Jacob Baker's apartment

1900 F St NW
Washington, DC 20052, US

Category: Labor Leaders - historic

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Jacob Baker (1895-1967), was an important administrator in the work & construction programs of the New Deal, especially with projects involving plays, music, writing, and art. He wrote in the New York Times: "It has been recognized that when an artist or musician is hungry he is just as hungry as a bricklayer and has the same right as a bricklayer has to be employed at his own trade. For the first time in our history, our government has become a patron of the arts, officially and quite unashamed" (November 11, 1934). Read Jacob Baker's biography -- -- on the website of the Living New Deal. Photo courtesy of the National Archives.


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