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Smith family posed in their one room apartment
Alternative Title
Housing Authority Photo Collection;
Nadel, Leonard
This is a reproduction made from the original print owned by the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Helen Smith and her six children pose in their one room apartment, where 8 people sleep in three beds. The room is 15x15 feet and has a toilet and shower built as an extension to the house. The house has hot water and rents for $45 per month plus utilities. It has been flooded out twice in recent storms. The average salary of the father, Frank, is $50 per week. Frank stays in town to be able to get to work by 6 a.m. The house has been condemned by the Board of Health and the family is about to be evicted by the sheriff. They will be relocated to Rose Hill Housing Project.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Housing Authority Collection;
GPC_b30_f4; A-005-545 4x5
Dwellings--California--Los Angeles
Poor families--California--Los Angeles
Eviction--California--Los Angeles
Housing Authority Collection photographs

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