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Inventory of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services Collection, 1930-1932
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Box Box 1: Volume 1

The Habitations of Unemployed in Los Angeles County. Photographs Taken by the Los Angeles County Health Department March 23, 1932W.S.M.

item 1

Glendale - December 7, 1931

Scope and Content Note

Private dump about 900 block on San Fernando Road. This house, occupied by one old man, is constructed of material picked up on dump and consists chiefly of old boxes and cardboard.
item 2

Glendale - December 7, 1931

Scope and Content Note

This picture shows three one-room shacks, constructed of waste material picked up from the adjoining dump.
item 3

Glendale - December 7, 1931

Scope and Content Note

The owner of this house moved out quickly. He demolished most of the house and moved on to another location. This picture shows the general construction -pieces of old lumber and cardboard cartons.
item 4

Glendale - December 7, 1931

Scope and Content Note

These three houses were of fairly good construction. The one on the right, having a cement floor, tight roof and side walls, and a good door with glass. All of these houses on the Glendale dump were destroyed, and the occupants forced to move.
item 5

Graham - February 4, 1932

Scope and Content Note

85th and Lou Dillon Street -About 45 families settled on a 5 acre tract under auspices of one of the churches. This place was known as Hoover Town. Some of the families were receiving aid from the County Welfare Department, but others were being fed by the agency in charge when help was needed. [Photo shows hand-painted sign with words Hoover Town"]
item 6

Graham - February 4, 1932

Scope and Content Note

This picture gives a panoramic view of Hoover Town looking South. All the dwellings and shacks were place in 3 straight rows; there being about 42 families at this location.
item 7

Graham - February 4, 1932

Scope and Content Note

This picture shows the first group of tents and shacks along 85th Street.
item 8

Graham - February 4, 1932

Scope and Content Note

This is a picture of 2nd Avenue looking West showing general construction of houses.
item 9

Graham - February 4, 1932

Scope and Content Note

The occupants of Hoover Town try to keep clean to the best of their ability, but have no means of disposal of their waste matter. This man has solved the problem by scattering it in the street.
item 10

Graham - February 4, 1932

Scope and Content Note

2 Fly-tight privies were constructed under supervision of the County Health Department, for use of occupants of Hoover Town.
item 11

Michillinda - February 17, 1932

Scope and Content Note

A view of three of the shacks constructed of waste material picked up on dumps in this vicinity.
item 12

Michillinda - February 17, 1932

Scope and Content Note

Muscatel Avenue and Huntington Drive -9 shacks were located on a plot of ground consisting of 4 acres. Each shack being inhabited by one or two unemployed men. No families were found on this location.
item 13

Duarte - February 17, 1932

Scope and Content Note

Duarte Road and Mountain Ave. -These 4 shacks were occupied by single men, some of whom found occasional jobs.
item 14

Duarte - February 17, 1932

Scope and Content Note

This close-up view shows construction of one of the shacks with motto "God Bless Our Home" posted over the door.
item 15

Duarte - February 17, 1932

Scope and Content Note

This picture shows an open-pit toilet. However, in the can is shown a scoop for scattering chloride of lime on pit contents.
item 16

Pico - February 25, 1932

Scope and Content Note

Beverly Blvd. and Workman Mill Road. 3 shacks in river bottom all inhabited by single men.
item 17

West Whittier - March 9, 1932

Scope and Content Note

Workman Mill Road and Union Pacific Railroad. Group of one-room shacks in gum grove, east of Workman Mill Road. Note general cleanliness of ditch and fly-proof privy erected at this end of camp. Toilet facilities were provided through the effort of the Chief District Sanitary Inspector of the Whittier Districts.
item 18

Bandini - March 9, 1932

Scope and Content Note

This picture shows 3 of a group of 9 shacks located on the bank of the Los Angeles River and all occupied by single men.
item 19

Bandini - March 9, 1932

Scope and Content Note

3700 block Bandini Road. -This 3 sided shed was occupied by men who worked on an adjacent dump. The extreme left shows entrance to bedroom in rear which consisted merely of a shelf covered with bed-clothes and rags.
item 20

Bandini - March 9, 1932

Scope and Content Note

Another shack of a dump-picker showing part of salvage material which he had picked up.
item 21

Bandini - March 9, 1932

Scope and Content Note

This shows means of sewage disposal used at this camp. In the rear will be seen a metal lid which was used to cover the pit.
item 22

Santa Monica - March 10, 1932

Scope and Content Note

Interior of kitchen of one of the shacks. This occupant was pressing his trousers at time of inspection. The place was fairly clean and well constructed.
item 23

Santa Monica - March 10, 1932

Scope and Content Note

Interior of one of the shacks showing inside construction of shack. This group seems to be of a literary turn of mind. [Man on bed reading].
item 24

Santa Monica - March 10, 1932

Scope and Content Note

A man reading a magazine in the doorway, stated his willingness to work but said he was unable to find anything to do.
item 25

Santa Monica - March 10, 1932

Scope and Content Note

Sunset Station -This group of shacks was occupied by single men and was located close to a brick yard, as evidenced by the surrounding scenery.
item 26

Saugus - March 14, 1932

Scope and Content Note

This is a picture of the south end of bridge showing what the occupants called the "Cheap Hotel." This end of the bridge was used mostly by itinerants. The north end of the bridge being used by those who stayed in this vicinity for some time.
item 27

Saugus - march 14, 1932

Scope and Content Note

The underneath side of the bridge leading to the ridge route sheltered one dozen men. This is a view of the north end of the bridge which contained the better class quarters.
item 28

Graham - March 18, 1932 The Children's Hour at Hoover Town. Here are a dozen good reasons why better housing conditions should be provided for these people. [Group of children in circle listening to story being read]. 29 Graham

Scope and Content Note

March 18, 1932 -This is a close-up view of some of the late arrivals. Note construction of stove on extreme left, and condition of bed-clothes hanging out on the right..
item 30

Graham - March 18, 1932

Scope and Content Note

Hoover Town has added 2 more rows of habitation within the last month. This is a view of 3rd Street looking East.
item 31

Bandini - March 18, 1932

Scope and Content Note

This family originally lived in the tent shown on the right, and gradually picked up enough sheet metal to construct the fairly well constructed house now attached to it. One large family occupied this place.
item 32

Bandini - March 18, 1932

Scope and Content Note

Near 26th and Atlantic -Tent and 2 shacks housing several families and constructed of material picked up on near-by dump. Cooking was done on the outside, at the right. A few rabbits and chickens were kept in the pen at left.
Box Box 2: Volume 2

Los Angeles County Health Department. Activities of the Bureau of Inspections [1931]

item 1

2-20-31 Group of Chief and Acting Chief Inspectors and members of the faculty. Inspectors had trouble taking notes in these chairs.

item 2

2-26-31 San Gabriel Dam Labor Camp. Exterior of bath house showing rack for wash basins and vents and clean-out holes for chemical toilets.

item 3

2-26-31 San Gabriel Dam Labor camp laundry and incinerator.

item 4

2-26-31 San Gabriel Dam Labor camp - group of two room bunk houses, each room to hold four beds.

Scope and Content Note

In the background is the dining hall and on the right in the recreations hall, post office and company store.
item 5

2-26-31 San Gabriel Dam labor camp - from left to right bath house, dining hall, recreational hall and on extreme right waste water line carried on suspension bridge across gulley.

item 6

2-26-31 San Gabriel Dam labor camp - tank of chemical closet installed in the four- room cottages.

item 7

2-25-31 San Gabriel Dam labor camp - building containing water pump and chlorinator which are part of the domestic water system. Water pumped from well sunk 30 feet from stream.

item 8

2-27-31 Feeding time at hog farm located at Monrovia Sewage Farm. Collection by private contractor.

item 9

2-27-31 View of hog pen at Monrovia Sewage Farm.

item 10

5-7-31 Monrovia Health Center opening - south view.

Scope and Content Note

item 11

5-7-31 Monrovia Health Center opening. - Dr. Furstman, District Health Officer, in foreground.

item 12

5-7-31 Cudahy. Pond of water at Elizabeth Street dump breeding mosquitoes.

item 13

5-7-31 Cudahy. Elizabeth Street dump. View of tin cans and rubbish looking from South. Chicken ranchers in this vicinity complained of rat nuisance caused by the dump.

item 14

5-7-31 Cudahy. Elizabeth Street dump. View of interior of small insanitary one- room house of dump attendant. A few days after this picture was taken, the occupant was taken to the county hospital where a few days later he died of an undetermined disease.

item 15

5-7-31 Cudahy. Elizabeth Street Dump. Pile of garbage dumped in rear of attendants house.

item 16

5-7-31 Cudahy. Santa Ana Street Dump. Dump pickers reclaiming tin cans.

item 17

5-7-31 Cudahy. Elizabeth Street Dump. Exterior of attendant's cottage.

item 18

5-7-31 Bell. Clara Street Dump. This dump was moved fifty feet from cleared land on the left which is in county territory. The County Health Department condemned the dump and the city of Bell allowed it to move within the incorporated limit.

item 19

5-7-31 Cudahy. Low swampy land was reclaimed by dumping and this level field is the result.

item 20

5-7-31 Cudahy. Modern stucco house built on reclaimed land by dump attendant who earned $4000 a year on an average for five years.

item 21

5-13-31 Linwood. Condemned dairy - Rear view of open privy - no pit.

item 22

5-13-31 Linwood. Condemned dairy - Rubbish piled in unused half of milking barn.

item 23

5-13-31 Linwood. Condemned dairy - Open settling box in barnyard - breeding place of rat-tail larvae.

item 24

5-13-31 Linwood. Condemned dairy - Exterior of milk house.

item 25

5-5-31 Belvedere. Burning off dump with labor furnished by outdoor Relief.

item 26

5-5-31 Belvedere Cleaning rubbish off of empty lots.

item 27

5-5-31 Belvedere. Filling in low lots which had collected ponds of stagnant water.

item 28

5-19-31 Glendora. Old reservoir used as swimming pool at boys' school. Notice sloping sides and framework of platform.

item 29

5-19-31 Duarte. Unloading manure from horse stables and dairies on to large pile which will later be transferred to orange groves.

item 30

5-19-31 Sierra Madre. Municipal plunge ready to be opened for the summer - water enters through nozzles placed in top pipe of rear fence - spraying of water warms it eight degrees.

item 31

5-19-31 Monrovia. Sewage Farm. Sludge bed used in connection with Cameron tank.

item 32

6-19-31 Classroom during Course II showing speakers stand, microphone, and "U" shaped table.

item 33

6-19-31 Inspectors in Course II visiting Grade A raw milk dairy.

item 34

6-19-31 Inspectors in Course II examining pasteurizing vat at milk plant.

item 35

6-19-31 Apparatus used in recording lectures, showing microphone, transmitting appratus [sic] and ediphone.

item 36

6-16-31 View of lecture room showing seating arrangement, microphone and blackboard used during Courses II and III.

item 37

6-16-31 Belvedere. Exhibit case showing first aid kit and equipment used in class work.

item 38

6-16-31 Flintridge Country Club - Course II inspectors examining swimming pool construction.

item 39

6-16-31 Whittier sewage plant - Course II inspectors listening to field lecture on Imhoff tanks, sludge basins, and sprinkling filters.

item 40

6-16-31 Course II inspectors visiting experimental sewage reclamation plant at Griffith Park.

item 41

6-16-31 Course II inspectors - looking over Imhoff tanks and sprinkling filters at Whittier Sewage Plant.

item 42

6-16-31 Course II inspectors discussing digestion problems at Imhoff tank, Whittier Sewage Plant.

item 43

6-16-31 Flintridge Country Club - scum gutter construction swimming pool.

item 44

6-19-31 Pico. Course II inspectors discussing milk plant construction.

item 45

6-19-31 Pico. Pasteurizing units in small modern milk plant.

item 46

6-19-31 Montebello. Condemned milking barn at Grade A Raw dairy.

item 47

6-19-31 Montebello. Course II inspectors at Grade "A" raw dairy receiving field lecture on modern dairy barn construction.

item 48

6-26-3 Course II inspectors taking final examination.

item 49

7-13-31 Campers on unsupervised beach north of Topango [sic] Canyon.

item 50

7-13-31 Rubbish left on beach by bathers and campers one mile north of Topango [sic] Canyon.

item 51

7-13-31 Condition of beach as left by campers at Big Rock on Malibu Road North of Topanga Canyon.

item 52

7-13-31 Campers on beach one mile north of Topango [sic] Canyon - no visible toilets.

item 53

7-13-31 Outside of culvert running underneath road at beach one mile north of Topango Canyon showing cans, rubbish, and fecal matter.

item 54

7-13-31 Topango [sic] Canyon. Partly burned garbage and rubbish on unsupervised beach.

item 55

7-13-31 Topango Canyon. Condition of beach on Monday morning. This section was littered with cans, garbage, broken glass, discarded clothing and old newspapers.

item 56

7-13-31 El Segundo. Standard Oil Co. beach showing garbage and half burned rubbish.

item 57

7-13-31 El Segundo. Standard Oil Co. beach. This is immediately adjacent to a state controlled beach at Manhattan. Rubbish and garbage make it unpleasant and dangerous for barefoot bathers.

item 58

7-13-31 County territory near Inglewood. Roadside peddler selling tomatoes from rear end of truck. On extreme left is large pile of decaying vegetables which the peddler will leave when he removes his truck in the evening.

item 59

7-13-31 County territory near Inglewood. Small roadside stand conducting business in connection with adjacent truck garden.

item 60

7-13-31 Inglewood Health Center as viewed from the porch.

item 61

7-20-31 Flashlight view of culvert used as toilet by campers on beach one mile north of Topango [sic] Canyon.

item 62

7-20-31 State beach - one mile north of Santa Monica.

item 63

7-22-31 Montebello - Water from storm drain causing insanitary condition and breeding place for mosquitoes. Could be eliminated by extending concrete apron into stream bed.

item 64

7-23-31 Montebello - Sanitary construction of children's wading pool in public park.

Box Box 2: Volume 3

Sewage Disposal Methods in Los Angeles County. [n.d.]

Note

The typewritten forward to the volume calls it a "photographic resume of a recent survey on sewage disposal methods and plants in Los Angeles County." The fourteen photographs compare the antiquated Los Angeles city plant in Hyperion with the modern efficiency of Pasadena's plant in Alhambra. Titles of items are included here. In addition, there is text accompanying each image.
item 1

Los Angeles City Sewer Plant at Hyperion.

item 2

Sewage Solids.

item 3

Plant and Fall Pier.

item 4

Sewage Solids on Beach.

item 5

Sewage on Beach.

item 6

Sewer Piers.

item 7

Warning on Out Fall Pier.

item 8

Fishing from Out Fall Pier.

item 9

Concession on Out Fall Pier.

item 10

Storage Tank in Modern Plant.

item 11

Aeration Tank and Air Lines.

item 12

Effluent Tanks.

item 13

Settling Tanks.

item 14

Fertilizer Plant.

item 15

Comparison of Sewage Disposal Systems Based on a Chemical Analysis under the Direction of J.L. Pomeroy, M.D., Health Officer by R.V. Stone D.V.M, Director of Laboratories. [Chart].

item 16

A Comparison of Sewage Solids Removal by Different Plant Method Treatments. [3 page typescript. Unsigned. n.d.]

Box Box 2: Volume 4

Picture Story of Milk in Los Angeles County. Compiled by Richard A. Koch Under Direction of F.P. Wilcox, D.V. M., Chief, Div[ision] of Dairy Products. Los Angeles, California. April 1931.

Note

Two page introduction followed by photographs with captions. Titles only given here:
item 1-11

Milkhouse. [Various interior and exterior views of milkhouses].

item 12-16

Corrals.

item 17-36

Barn. [Interior and exterior views of barns and cows].

item 37-42

Drainage.

item 43-52

Water Supply.

item 53

Privies. [Front view of "non-flyproof privy."].

item 54

Fly Traps.

item 55-62

Coolers.

item 63-65

Transportation.

item 66-67

Receiving.

item 68-73

Plant Equipment.

item 74

Butter Room.

item 75

Laboratory.

item 76

Dairyman's Home.

Box Box 2: Volume 5

Olympic Village/Los Angeles California. X Olympiad 1932 Los Angeles County Health Department Housing Division Compiled by C.G. Kahlert.

item 1

[Postcard with Olympic Motto].

item 2

"This picture is an air view of housing conditions as they existed during the early Olympiads."

item 3

This photo was made from the Sunday supplement of the Los Angeles Times. It gives a plot plan of the housing conditions as they exist for the 1932 Olympiad. (This is Olympic Village)."

item 4

"An air view of Olympic Village completed. You are looking at the most complete and efficient method of housing athletes that any Olympiad has known.

item 5

"Floor joists used in construction of individual houses were 4x4 redwood. These can be seen in the picture; also the plumbing waste lines can be seen. The waste lines were constructed of galvanized iron down-spouting with soldered joints. Sizes range from 1/1/2" at the fixture, increasing to 21/2" at base of shower."

item 6

"A series of individual floor foundations, rough construction."

item 7

"A close-up of the galvanized shower room floor is here shown. The water supply pipe, which is copper tubing, can be seen in the foreground. This type of pipe was used in order to cut down on expenses. This tubing can be bent around corners, eliminating the use of fittings."

item 8

"Another step in this volume type construction. The floor has been laid and the porch attached to building. The galvanized shower room floor can be seen laying in position, upside down."

item 9

"Buildings were put up in sections; carpenters are seen setting a section in place. Louvers in ends of building can be readily seen. These louvers assisted in supplying fresh air at all times to the individual sleeping rooms. The material used in bldg [sic] construction, walls & roof was compressed wood pulp - trade name being "Celetex."

item 10

"Another section in place."

item 11

[Exterior view] "A completed dwelling. This house contains two sleeping rooms, with adjoining shower. These rooms are 10' x 10'. Each room is supplied with four windows measuring 2'x2'6". This window area plus the louvers assures sufficient ventilation at all times for the athletes."

item 12

"A cross-sectional view of the interior of one of the cottages is here shown. This picture gives a still better idea of the construction and furnishings."

item 13

"Another interior view showing a small lavatory and the entrance to the shower room."

item 14

"An interior view showing the type of furnishings used. The use of a Simons bed has assured the proper night's sleep. This is portrayed by the athlete in the picture."

item 15

"An interior of the shower room. These walls have been properly treated to assure water- proofing."

item 16

"Public toilet under construction."

item 17

"The type of patented toilet bowl and seat used in all these toilet buildings. A total of fourteen toilets are located in each building."

item 18

[Toilet] "This picture with the seat raised shows the trap flaps which are operated by trigger in the foreground. When trap flaps are closed odors are carried off by a three-inch vent pipe twenty feet in height."

item 19

[Toilet] "Close-up showing how trigger operates the flaps when pressure is exterted on the seat."

item 20

"Five urinals were located in each toilet building in conjunction with the fourteen toilets."

item 21

"Completed toilet building." [Exterior view].

item 22

"This picture shows the rear view of the houses. In the center can be seen the public toilets. These latrines are located throughout the grounds at three-hundred-feet intervals."

item 23

"Steam rub down and tub baths are located in this building, which is under construction."

item 24

"Interior scene of shower bath building. In the foreground is a rubber pan containing a 1% hypochlorite solution- this to be used in curbing the spread of foot fungus."

item 25

"This is a complete picture showing the same building." [Exterior view].

item 26

"Looking down one of the finished streets in Olympic Village, showing a portion of the 500 houses located here. All dwellings are spaced ten feet apart."

item 27

"Another street scene." [Olympic Village].

item 28

"Another street scene." [Olympic Village].

item 29

"Another street scene with administration offices in the distance."

item 30

"The next three pictures show mess halls under construction. These give a very good idea of their size."

item 31

[Mess Hall under construction].

item 32

[Mess Hall under construction].

item 33

"Another mess hall view."

item 34

"Interior view of the Japanese Mess Hall."

item 35

"Rear view of mess hall showing garbage containers and flamo heat containers."

item 36

"Close-up view of fly-proofed garbage bin."

item 37

"Hospital under construction."

item 38

"Another view of the hospital after completion."

item 39

"This is the front view of the administration buildings, and the entrance to the village."

item 40

"Public rest rooms can be seen in the distance. These were located outside the Village and close to the parking station."

item 41

"Another view of the administrative offices and the entrance to the village."

item 42

"The water supply system is next. The pump house can be seen in the foreground with four 11,000 gal. tanks. Two 6" centrifical pumps were used to maintain a constant pressure of 40 lbs. on the lines. This water was lifted by a 6" centrifical pump on a 75 h.p. motor which was located at a distance of 32,000' from these tanks and 137' below this elevation."

item 43

"The construction of two buildings around the original pump house eliminated the noise of the motors used to maintain a constant pressure on the water lines. This picture illustrates this."

item 44

"Fire protection was furnished by the Los Angeles Fire Department." [Exterior of Engine Co. 75].

item 45

"This is the entrance of the Olympic Stadium where all the track and field events were held."

item 46

"This picture was taken at the opening ceremony which was held in Olympic Stadium, with 105,000 persons in attendance." [Aerial view of stadium. Photo from Goodyear Blimp.]

item 47

"An air view of the Olympic Swimming Stadium." [copyright Kopec. Taken from Goodyear Blimp.]

item 48

"These are the call letters of the short wave sending and receiving station which is located at Olympic Village. Messages are sent free of charge to all foreign countries for the athletes housed at the Village. [Red, white and blue card].

item 49

"This map gives a ground layout of the Olympic Village with house numbering. The legend in colors denotes the houses occupied by athletes from the various countries." [Map with handwritten annotations. Oversized item housed in Box #4]

item 50

"The rubbish and cans were taken care of in the above manner. Cans were thoroughly burned and then hauled away to a near-by dump."

item 51

"The beginning of the end, houses are being dismantled."

Box Box 3: Volume 6

[Uncaptioned Scenes of the Los Angeles County Dep artment of Health Activities. circa 1931].

 

225 uncaptioned views of people and activities associated with Los Angeles County Department of Health activities. Some views are duplicated in the other volumes included in the collection including images of the Olympic Village as seen in volume 5.

Box Box 4: Volume 7

[Miscellaneous and Unidentifed Views]

 

22 miscellaneous and unidentified images including exterior views of the Los Angeles County Health Department in Alhambra on Shorb Street between 7th and 8th Streets, and a group of unidentified architectural drawings.