Photograph of a makeshift bank or office set up after the Long Beach earthquake in a small wooden building with an open front and awning. Men are lined up on the right and 2 women are writing at a long plank table. There is earthquake debris in the foreground.
Handwritten note dated March 3rd predicting dire events: 1. Three nationally prominent men will die between to-night and March 13, 1933. 2. Hell will breakout between March 7th and March 13th 1933. 3. Los Angeles will be shaken by a great earth quake on one of the three days - March 19, 20, or 21st. 4. The peak of the depression will be reached on March 13th - Real readjustment will start to take place March 20th. Complete readjustment will be in effect by September 10th 1933. 5. A greater, happier future lies just before us. Phillip Haag. 1234-A-567890. This may not be worth a damn - but keep it and see how it works out.
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.
Photograph of a school (?) building damaged by the Long Beach earthquake. Second story exterior brick walls have fallen. In the street in front a workman digs next to a sign reading "Danger, Excavation." A woman and child walk on the sidewalk. A street sign painted on the curb reads "E. 12th St."
Photograph of workers re-glazing large windows in a building identified by a "Bank of America" sign after the Long Beach earthquake. A worker sits on the sill of an empty window, scaffolding is in front of the window beside it, and another worker is on the sidewalk. Four workers are in a company truck with a sign which reads "W. P. Fuller & Co., Paints Varnishes Lacquers Glass," and signs on 3 newly-installed windows read "Fuller Glass Furnished by W. P. Fuller & Co." Two well-dressed men and one well-dressed woman walk in the street.
Two men in aprons carry a heavy pot between them on a pole at an outdoor aid relief kitchen after the Long Beach earthquake. A large black metal box behind them might be an oven. The ground is strewn with boxes and houses are in the background.
Photograph of a small wooden building with an open front and several telephone lines attached to the roof, with 6 men and women gathered outside including 2 policemen, one man making a telephone call and one technician working with cables.