• Creator
  • Richard Nicol
  • Description
  • One of a number of Great Depression shanty towns in Seattle, Hooverville was the largest - populated by more than one thousand homeless, jobless men of all walks of life, living in shacks constructed of every conceivable material; paper, tin, wood, bricks, stones and sheet iron. In 1931 they took over the nine-acre site of the former Skinner and Eddy Shipyard No. 2, now the site of Seattle's sports stadiums, and lived there for the duration of... more
    One of a number of Great Depression shanty towns in Seattle, Hooverville was the largest - populated by more than one thousand homeless, jobless men of all walks of life, living in shacks constructed of every conceivable material; paper, tin, wood, bricks, stones and sheet iron. In 1931 they took over the nine-acre site of the former Skinner and Eddy Shipyard No. 2, now the site of Seattle's sports stadiums, and lived there for the duration of the Depression. Much of the mail posted to Hooverville was from people trying to locate a family member who had disappeared looking for work. Seattle's Hooverville was eventually destroyed by fire, set by the authorities. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    artifact
    Scanned from slide as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit color, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using CONTENTdm's image import
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