Emily Scott recently interviewed her Grandpa Sidney Schnall for his 94th birthday about his childhood memories of Crotona Park. As a young boy, Sidney spent his summer days at the pool, which was opened in 1936. Crotona Park and all of its recreation areas in the Bronx, NY were built as part of WPA public projects from 1935-1938.
Watch this short for Sidney's memories at "Indian Pond" during Rosh Hashanah.
Emily Scott is the Impact Liaison at Social Impact Studios and helps run its Posters for the People: Art of the WPA project.
Documenting and Presenting the Posters of the WPA
(U.S. Works Progress Administration 1935-1943)