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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.
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00056898 HeraldÂ Examiner Collection HE box 5669. CARL0000059823 http://22.214.171.124/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/21629