Civil Rights and Labor History Consortium / University of Washington

Hooverville Photographs


Photos of Seattle's Hooverville and other shacktowns from University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections

Here are dozens of photographs from the University of Washington collections:


Photos of Tacoma's "Hollywood-by-the-Tideflats" from Tacoma Public Library Digital Archives

Here are eight photographs of Tacoma's long-lasting Hooverville, including the burning of the shacks in 1942:



Photos of Seattle's Hooverville from Seattle Municipal Archives Digital Documents 

Here are six photographs and several documents about Seattle's shack towns: