This unknown couple are dressed in suits. The male is also sporting a six-button vest and a handkerchief in his pocket.
All of the images in 2001.048 were donated by Frank Castiglia. He was a member of the CCC Company 266 from New York. The first camp was set up in 1934 on the south side of the Deception Pass bridge construction site. Castiglia was 1st cook. At 5'5" he had many interests and buddies which are captured in these images.
There were two Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps in the area. One was located at Rosario on Fidalgo Island (camp #948) and the other at Cornet Bay (Camp #266) on Whidbey Island. The men, ages 18-25 (though some were younger), worked on making picnic and kitchen shelters at Bowman Bay, a ranger house at Deception Pass State Park, the road to Bowman Bay campground, approaches to Deception Pass Bridge, Deception Pass Bridge and Park, constructed the log railing along the road (Hwy 20) by Deception Pass State Park. They also built Hwy 20 and other roads, cut hiking trails and blasted rock for parking lots, and more. There was generally 206 men in 2 companies, with 60 to each barrack. Work days were 8 hours, 5 days a week.
The workers earned $30.00 per month, of which $25.00 was sent home to the family (which was deducted from any federal subsidy, i.e. welfare received), leaving the worker with $5.00 per month.
Place - Whidbey Island
|Credit line||Donated by Frank Castiglia, July 2001|
C. C. C.
|Object Name||Negative, Roll Film|