The Eleanor (11" X 14")
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The Eleanor       The presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt brought improvements to American outhouses and the effort was adamantly supported by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The initiative was called the Work Projects Administration and part of their mission was to replace dilapidated outhouses in the rural United States. With three workers and $5, the Administration could construct a new outhouse in 20 hours. These new and improved outhouses included proper ventilation, privacy, and flooring too. The Work Projects Administration successfully completed two million outhouses during its run. The First Lady’s commitment to the cause led to outhouses earning the nickname “The Eleanor.”