A Common Canvas: Pennsylvania's New Deal Post Office Murals
New Deal Videos

CCC #1 (Civilian Conservation Corps)

circa 1935, Running time: 8:40
Pennsylvania State Archives, Record Group 6


  • Constructing a camp in the mountains
  • Building a road into Camp No. 51 at Pine Grove Furnace
  • Working in the state forest
  • Workers treated at the first aid tent
  • Repairing a dam in the Logan State Forest
  • Leveling off the drill field at Indiantown Gap Military Reservation
  • Erecting shelters at a State Forest public camp
  • The Clearfield State Forest Nursery is enlarged

CCC #2 (Civilian Conservation Corps)

circa 1935, Running time: 9:44
Pennsylvania State Archives, Record Group 6


  • The Parker dam under construction in the Moshannon State Forest, Clearfield County
  • Boys from Camp New Deal in the Rothrock State Forest
  • At the end of the day - back to camp and singing
  • Supper at the camp
  • Fresh air barber shop
  • Catching a pet snake
  • Recreation at Camp New Deal - Football, horseshoes, boxing
  • The Harmony Boys of Indiantown Gap

Relief Workers Birch Run Dam

Running time: 16:27
Pennsylvania State Archives


  • An army of unemployed given work in State Forests cutting firewood for the needy.
  • Widening and resurfacing State Forest road with hand labor.
  • Construction of a 50-acre reservoir by the Borough of Chambersburg in the Michaux State Forest, Adams County.

A Trip Over The Pennsylvania Turnpike

Running time: 11:22
Pennsylvania State Archives

Featuring: View of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Tunnels and Bridges

Other Pages

Post Office Map

New Deal theme pages:
Arts and Architecture

Related Links

State Museum of Pennsylvania- The Common Canvas exhibit ran here through May 17, 2009.

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission- The official history agency of Pennsylvania.

PAtrailsofhistory.com- Information about the 25 historic sites and museums along the Pennsylvania Trails of History.

State Museum of Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission