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Hooverville home made of scrap metal, Los Angeles, 1930s
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Haynes Foundation funds.
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
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
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Huts--California--Los Angeles
Squatter settlements--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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