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Title
Resident of Hooverville stands in front of his home, Los Angeles, 1930s
Date Created and/or Issued
1930s
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Collection
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
US
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu. Phone: (310) 825-4988
Description
Access to this collection is generously supported by Haynes Foundation funds.
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
A man stands before his home in a shanty town on Alameda and Firestone. A blurry dog can be seen in the right corner.
A prominent Los Angeles shanty town, or “Hooverville,” was located on a five-acre vacant lot on Alameda and Firestone during the early 1930s, the height of the Great Depression, populated by homeless people and families. This particular Hooverville was located on 8445 S. Alameda Street.
Handwritten on negative: “Shanty Town” – 8445 S. Alameda
Text from negative sleeve: Los Angeles, Shanty Town, 8445 S. Alameda
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
uclamss_1429_5920
ark:/21198/zz002cw1r5
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Huts--California--Los Angeles
Squatter settlements--California--Los Angeles
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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