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Relief station after the Long Beach earthquake, Southern California, 1933
Date Created and/or Issued
March 1933
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Related the newspaper article: "Navy Relief Extended: Sailing of Fleet Postponed: Admiral Leigh Orders Delay of Week to Allow 2000 Sailors Continue Aid." Los Angeles Times, 13 Mar. 1933: 1
The Long Beach earthquake of 1933 took place on March 10, with a magnitude of 6.4, causing widespread damage to buildings throughout Southern California. The epicenter was offshore, southeast of Long Beach on the Newport-Inglewood Fault. An estimated fifty million dollars' worth of property damage resulted, and 120 lives were lost.
Photograph of a disaster relief station after the Long Beach earthquake with a man tending a brick camp stove on the far left, 6 women dressed in white at a tent and men standing to the right of them. A man dressed in white and wearing a sailor hat has a sign on his shirt reading "Police Official." Sign on the building in the background reads "Max...Harness Saddle ... Tires," and "The Nielson.."
Text from negative sleeve: Earthquakes, Long Beach, 1933
b&w nitrate negative
Disaster relief--California
Long Beach Earthquake, Calif., 1933
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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