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Title
Smith family posed inside their slum apartment
Alternative Title
Housing Authority Photo Collection;
Creator
Nadel, Leonard
Contributor
This is a reproduction made from the original print owned by the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
Date Created and/or Issued
1952
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Helen Smith and her six children pose in their one room apartment, where 8 people sleep in three beds. The room is 15x15 feet and has a toilet and shower built as an extension to the house. The house has hot water and rents for $45 per month plus utilities. It has been flooded out twice in recent storms. The average salary of the father, Frank, is $50 per week. Frank stays in town to be able to get to work by 6 a.m. The house has been condemned by the Board of Health and the family is about to be evicted by the sheriff. They will be relocated to Rose Hill Housing Project.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00033668
Housing Authority Collection;
A-005-090 4x5
CARL0000035760
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/1405
Subject
Dwellings--California--Los Angeles
Poor families--California--Los Angeles
Eviction--California--Los Angeles
Poverty
Children--California--Los Angeles
Housing Authority Collection photographs

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