Works Progress Administration (WPA) was created in 1935 and became the largest jobs program in U.S. history. It created more than eight million jobs for unemployed Americans. Most of these jobs involved working on infrastructure projects. This included building roads, dams, bridges, public transit systems, and levee’s. Much of the infrastructure built survives today. In addition, it also employed thousands of unemployed artists (many of whom were active in the Harlem Renaissance) on projects related to photography, education, music, and paintings. Much of the visual evidence of the Great Depression came from artists working for the WPA during this time.