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Drying Adobe Bricks

Location : Santa Fe, NM
Date : Jun, 1940
Agency : WPA
Owner : NARA (SPB)
Medium : B&W Photo
Control Number : RG 69-25-23234

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Description : WPA workers make abode bricks which are used in the construction of practically all residential and public buildings in New Mexico. The Native abode earth is mixed with water and straw and after being pressed into shape by hand are sun dried for 24 to 30 days. Photo shows the WPA workers pressing the abode bricks into shape and placing them in rows to be sun dried.

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[Production and Distribution of Goods][Building Materials][Adobe Brick Making]