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Mound of oranges for survivors at a East 7th St. and Alamitos Ave. after the earthquake, Long Beach, 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.
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.
View of a few people gathered around a large mound of oranges provided as relief for victims of the Long Beach earthquake at the corner of East Seventh Street and Alamitos Avenue. Other people are gathered along a row of tables and boxes in the background.
Text from newspaper caption: Oranges Free fo All in Temblor Stricken City: Golden Fruit Piled on Pavement in Long Beach. Scene at East Seventh and Alamitos streets, American Legion headquarters, shows product of California orchards heaped on thoroughfare [Standalone photo, Los Angeles Times, 13 Mar. 1933: 5]
Text from negative sleeve: Earthquakes, Long Beach, 1933
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Disaster relief--California--Long Beach
Earthquakes--California--Long Beach
Long Beach Earthquake, Calif., 1933
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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