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Title
Dime chain letter
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1935
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
In May, many Los Angeles residents broke out with the "dime chain letter" rash, which was extremely contagious for several weeks until police finally closed the "share-the-wealth" shops. Photo shows patrons thronging to one of the shops to put their names on a list in fervent hope of getting back a small fortune. Some got back quite a bit of money, but most only paid out dimes and stamps with no returns. Photo dated: May 21, 1935.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00056898
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 5669.
CARL0000059823
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/21629
Subject
Gambling
Risk
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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