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The Salt Lake Tribune occasionally presents images from its archives in a special series called A Look Back. This installment shows projects made possible by the Works Progress Administration, later renamed the Works Project Administration, which funded buildings and social programs as part of the New Deal.

Every gallery of the series is available at Previous installments showed:

Baseball teams around Utah in the late 1800s

Historic scenes from Salt Lake City

The ZCMI factory

Ecker Hill Ski Jump

Walker Bank Building

Utah's WWII Candy Bomber

Salt Lake City's trolley system

The Salt Lake Tribune through the years

Recreation along the Great Salt Lake

Utah's small towns

Park City

Scenes from around Utah in the first half of the 20th century

Construction of the Salt Lake Temple and SLC in the 1800s

Past University of Utah football bowl games

Scenic Utah photos from the 1930s-1960s

Bands in Utah from 1870-1927

Utahns in the armed forces during World War II

The Hill Climbing Automobile Contest, a 1907 Salt Lake City car race

Brighton in the 1930s and 1940s


Utahns in the military from the '40s and '50s

Salt Lake City's baseball park in the 1930s and 1940s

Utah college life from the 1930s to 1960s

Key moments in Utah Jazz history •

Historical buildings in Salt Lake City •

Dugway Chemical Warfare Depot during World War II

Kennecott Utah Copper Mine in the 1930s and 1940s

The Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s and 1940s

The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks

Salt Lake City's Memory Grove Park

Hill Air Force Base in the 1940s and 1950s

Women's fashion from 1949-50

Salt Lake City in the 1900s

Salt Lake City and other Utah cities in the 1800s

Images from court actions against polygamous men in the 1940s

The centennial Days of '47 parade in downtown Salt Lake City from July 1947

Mining town of Mercur, Utah

NASA history

Vintage aircraft from around Utah

Stereoscopic images of Eureka, Utah, in the early 1900s

Salt Lake City's Liberty Park from 1935 to 1951

Historical images of the 100-year-old Hotel Utah, currently The Joseph Smith Memorial Building

People and events in Salt Lake City from the 1930s, '40s and '50s

Historical images of Sugar House

Aerial images of Salt Lake City in the 1960s