Hooverville Squatter in Portland - 1936


Hooverville Squatter in Portland - Rothstein

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"Hooverville" was a name given to shanty towns built by homeless people during the Great Depression. They were informally named after President Herbert Hoover, who was widely blamed for the Depression. Portland's version was on the west shore of the Willamette near the Ross Island Bridge. This photo was taken by Arthur Rothstein, while working for the federal Farm Security Administration.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0993
Photographer Arthur Rothstein
Location Portland, Multnomah County
Subject Portraits, Town Views
Decade 1930s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Original Negative
Size of Original 1.8 x 2.3 inches
Photographer's Number No