This collection consists of seven photograph albums documenting a range of departmental
activities of the Los Angeles County Department of Health from approximately 1930 through 1932.
The photographs depict such things as housing, schools, sewage disposal plants, diary farms and milk plants,
garbage and refuse disposal, and general sanitation in areas across Los Angeles County. The collection notably
includes a volume documenting temporary encampments known as "Hoover Towns," which sprang up during the Great Depression,
well as a volume showcasing the "state-of-the-art" housing for Olympic athletes during the 1932 Olympics held in Los Angeles.
457 photographs in seven volumes (4 boxes) : gelatin silver prints.
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