At its height in 1936, the FAP employed 5,300 visual artists and related professionals. Director Cahill oversaw several major endeavors: a murals project executed more than 2,500 murals in hospitals, schools and other public places; an easel painting division produced nearly 108,000 paintings; a sculpture division produced some 18,000 pieces; a graphic arts workshop; a photography project served mainly to document the WPA; a scenic design division provided models of historic stage sets and architectural models for planning and educational use; a poster division; and a stained glass division centered in New York.
FDR came into office with no clear or specific plan for what to do. Roosevelt used to say "try something, if it doesn't work try something else." He and his brain trust recognized, at least, that they must try to do something. These attempts at least gave Americans the hope that something was being done. Roosevelt's basic philosophy of Keynesian economics manifested itself in what became known as the three "R's" of relief, recovery and reform. The programs created to meet these goals generated jobs and more importantly, hope. They also generated what refer to today as "alphabet soup;" a series of acts and agencies that created a huge federal bureaucracy.
Second, count the balls. Assume recycling. Imagine 3 pics. Before stacking (), after stacking (on), and after removal for recycling (). Imagine say 30 balls visible on the hill and in the gully in . After stacking balls on the road this number falls to say 20. Ten balls will be on the road, or more due to addition of balls from off-frame. After recycling, the ten plus road balls will be gone and possibly some additional balls from the gully, so say 15 to 20 balls visible. Compare off to on pics. If the number of balls off the road in the off pic is greater than the number of balls off the road in the on pic, then off is and it is the first picture. If the opposite if true then off is and it is the second pic. If the number is the same then we can’t say anything for sure, but haphazard recycling seems less likely.