Archiving Angeles (AA): Recessions in Time


Little Ryan did not have a traditional Christmas. His family, like others, was hit hard by a crumbling economy. They were living in a moving van in the Valley. They were lucky.

The year was 1982.

Photo from UCLA Library Digital Collections

4 Replies to “Archiving Angeles (AA): Recessions in Time”

  1. Well, a bit of Google-fu indicates that mom may be living in Hermosa Beach now, assuming that she’s 34 in the picture (not unreasonable since the kid is 9), and that I picked up the right person. Not much like finding dad or kid.

  2. Oh wait, a bit more digging shows that she definitely lives in Hermosa. The kid is in Redondo or Lawndale, depending on the record that turns up.

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