Family at a temporary branch of the Bank of America in the Oil Equipment and Engineering Exposition hall after the Long Beach earthquake, Compton, 1933
- Family at a temporary branch of the Bank of America in the Oil Equipment and Engineering Exposition hall after the Long Beach earthquake, Compton, 1933
- Los Angeles Times
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- March 1933
- Los Angeles Times Photographs Collection
The Long Beach earthquake of 1933 took place on March 10, with a magnitude of 6.4, causing widespread damage to buildings throughout Southern California. The epicenter was offshore, southeast of Long Beach on the Newport-Inglewood Fault. An estimated fifty million dollars' worth of property damage resulted, and 120 lives were lost.
Related to the newspaper article: "Plans Laid At Compton To Carry On: Chamber Group Meets at Ruins of City Hall to Map Program." Los Angeles Times, 13 Mar. 1933: 5.
Photograph of parents and a young girl at a teller booth in a temporary branch of Bank of America after the Long Beach earthquake. The location is the Oil Equipment and Engineering Expositiion hall in Compton where all of the Compton Boulevard businesses re-located temporarily after the earthquake. There is a partition with a bare light bulb attached to it behind the long teller booth and an exposed beam ceiling with suspended industrial light fixtures high above. A framed "Bank of America" poster stating "Resources" and "Liabilities" as of December 1932 is on an easel on the left above another framed poster stating "United like strands of a mighty cable...410 Branches united in strength, spirit and service. Each branch has the strength of All...".
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- b&w nitrate negative
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