Image 8/12: Miss Leonora Curtin During the Depression

During the difficult years of the Depression, Miss Leonora Curtin worked with Vocational Programs in New Mexico. She traveled to Washington with Brice Sewell to help convince the Federal  Government to fund the vocational programs in the arts, making NM the first state to receive funding for "handicrafts". When the artisans had nowhere to sell their works, Leonora opened a shop called The Native Market. 

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