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Title
Unemployed 21-year old Doreene Peterson was arrested for evading train fares, Los Angeles, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
December 29, 1935
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
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu. Phone: (310) 825-4988
Description
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Doreene Peterson is a 21-year-old orphan who has worked as a waitress, stenographer and practical nurse; however, when she travelled to San Francisco she was unable to find work, which prompted her to jump trains back to Los Angeles where she was arrested by police for evading fare.
Doreene Peterson leans against the bars of a jail cell, wearing a pair of dirty men's trousers cinched with a belt. She smiles with her hands in her pockets.
Handwritten on negative: Doreene Peterson 11-28-35
Text from negative sleeve: 4289 - Doreene Peterson 11-28-35 (21 y.o. orphan, unemployed) Riding on Freight Train [stamped:] Dec 31 1935
Text from newspaper caption: Doreene Peterson, who prefers train bums to men motorists.
Photograph appears with the article, "Girl "Hobo" Seeks Work," Los Angeles Times, 29 Dec 1935: A22.
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
uclamss_1429_13351
ark:/21198/zz002hnj2k
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Freighthopping--California--Los Angeles
Unemployed--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Peterson, Doreene, b. 1914
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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