Very good. Nineteen original black and white photographs, each measuring 4 x 5 inches (including white border), and each with a handwritten caption on the back identifying the location. All are clear and in very good condition. Fourteen images are of Long Beach locations (e.g., Bank of America, Continental Bakery, St. Mary's Hospital, Poly High School, Morrison Apartments, Methodist Episcopal Church, and various intersections ); four images are of Compton locations (e.g., Stockwell Building, Masonic Temple, Main Street); one image is of San Pedro (So Cal Gas Co. Building). Scenes include streets covered in rubble, crushed automobiles, people surveying the damage, buildings completely destroyed or with facades collapsed (showing the interiors), etc. To the best of our knowledge these are unpublished. The 6.4-magnitude Long Beach Earthquake occurred on March 10, 1933, and caused widespread damage throughout southern California as well as more than 100 deaths. It highlighted the need for better building codes and earthquake-resistant structures and prompted the government to take a more active role in disaster relief.
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