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New York, State of, Emergency Unemployment Relief

$19.00

SKU: 5439
Product Details

Nicely engraved antique bond certificate from the state of New York dating back to the 1930's. This document, which is signed by the State Assistant Deputy Comptroller, was printed by Quayle & Son, and measures approximately 14 1/2" (w) by 9 3/4" (h).

 

This certificate features a vignette of the New York State Seal.

You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

Historical Context

The New York State Temporary Emergency Relief Administration (TERA), was implemented by Governor Franklin Delano Roosevelt, providing relief from November of 1931 to June 1937. The program was aimed “to relieve the people of the state from the hardships and suffering caused by unemployment (NYS Legislature 1931).”

Financed by modest tax increases and intergovernmental appropriations, the TERA furnished funds to local emergency relief bureaus (ERBs) for the administration of home relief and work relief. The former provided needy families with comprehensive in-kind assistance - food, clothing, housing, medical and nursing care, light, fuel, insurance advising, etc. The latter was a direct job creation program, offering the prevailing wage rate for work on public projects.

 

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