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The dissatisfied applicant has a chance to discuss his grievance with the state representative.  Through careful interpretation to the applicant and the county the state worker may effect a satisfactory adjustment without carrying the matter on to appeal.
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The dissatisfied applicant has a chance to discuss his grievance with the state representative. Through careful interpretation to the applicant and the county the state worker may effect a satisfactory adjustment without carrying the matter on to appeal.

Aged persons without adequate shelter or food suffer serious hardships, feel insecure, and have no place in the community.  Many have had no opportunity for treatment of chronic health conditions. F3480-12

Aged persons without adequate shelter or food suffer serious hardships, feel insecure, and have no place in the community. Many have had no opportunity for treatment of chronic health conditions.

A woman and child smiling for a camera. F3480-18


A woman and child smiling for a camera.

Four children smiling for a camera. F3480-19


Four children smiling for a camera.

 Boarding Home -- child.
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Boarding Home — child

Dogs, cats, rats, and flies bred in open privies – all these share the playground of Hooverville children. (Text courtesy of the California State Library)
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Dogs, cats, rats, and flies bred in open privies – all these share the playground of Hooverville children. (Text courtesy of the California State Library)

The migrant children must play on ground littered and manured by the many thousands who have gone before. (Text courtesy of the California State Library) F3480-52

The migrant children must play on ground littered and manured by the many thousands who have gone before. (Text courtesy of the California State Library)

 Without Security: Scene on Transient Flats (Private toilet). F3480-53n

Without Security: Scene on Transient Flats (Private toilet).

The Christmas Spirit reaches some Transient Flats children after Christmas via the city dump. (Text courtesy of the California State Library) F3480-54

The Christmas Spirit reaches some Transient Flats children after Christmas via the city dump. (Text courtesy of the California State Library)

Four children on a hill. F3480-63

Four children on a hill.

A mother and infant. F3480-65

A mother and infant.

A family sitting on steps. F3480-69

A family sitting on steps.

A family sitting on steps. F3480-70

A family sitting on steps.

This house was accumulated — not planned.  “Dumptown” F3480-71n

This house was accumulated — not planned. “Dumptown”

“Prints and Negatives,” c. 1935 – c. 1960
Department of Social Welfare
F3480:2–71N
California State Archives
Sacramento, California



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