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Arline Chewning in front of a home created as part of a the Federal Project of Subsistence Homes, El Monte, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
July 26, 1935
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.
Text from newspaper caption: Mrs. Arline Chewning, secretary to Ross H. Gast, project manager, visits one of fifty Federal homesteads recently completed at El Monte and which await final inspection and acceptance by the government. The project is attracting hundreds of visitors.
The Subsistence Homesteads Division of the US Department of the Interior (DSH or SHD) was a New Deal agency that was intended to give safe residences to urban poor in small plots of land that would allow them to sustain themselves. Unlike subsistence farming, subsistence homesteading is based on a family member or members having part-time, paid employment.
Photograph appears with the article, "Fifty El Monte Homes Await Rurban Group," Los Angeles Times, 29 Jul. 1935: 14.
Text from negative sleeve: 1657. Mrs. Arline Chewning. Federal project in El Monte. "Subsistence homes." 7-26-35. [stamped:] Aug 2[?], 1935
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Chewning, Arlene
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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