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Title
Officials order destruction of Hooverville, Los Angeles, circa 1940
Date Created and/or Issued
[circa 1940]
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
Description
Access to this collection is generously supported by Haynes Foundation funds.
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
A group of men, at least one of them a police officer, watch as a Los Angeles shantytown is burned. A large plume of smoke rises from the flames.
No date was provided on the negative sleeve or negative; however, mass destruction of Hoovervilles was ordered in the early 1940s in the Greater Los Angeles area.
Text from negative sleeve: Hoovertown (destruction of)
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
uclamss_1429_9619
ark:/21198/zz002dhqj6
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Squatter settlements--California--Los Angeles
Homeless persons--California--Los Angeles
Depressions--California--Los Angeles
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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