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Photograph of a view of the Melacca river, Malaysia. There are a large number of boats on the river, a selection with cabins and thatched roofs. On the left side of the river are a series of buildings, many of which are on stilts. Groups of people are sea

Many presentation albums of photographs have been given as gifts

Government Printing Office : Washington

A Civilian Conservation Corps archaeological cataloguer circa 1934 - 1939

RCIN 2704637

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During a visit to the United States of America in 1939, King George VI (1895-1952) met President Franklin Roosevelt (1882-1945). The meeting was organised with the intention of strengthening relations and alliances between Britain and the United States of America to prepare for the possible advent of war. During the visit, Roosevelt presented George VI with an album of photographs portraying the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Following the Great Depression, Roosevelt established the CCC in 1933 with the aim of providing work for young unemployed and unmarried men. The work focused on conserving areas of natural and historical importance and included reforestation projects, heritage construction and archaeological digs. This photograph portrays a young CCC archaeological cataloguer.