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February 1936. "El Monte, California, federal subsistence homesteads. Four in family. Three-room house, $17.70 monthly rent to apply on purchase. Father's occupation: carpenter. Earns seventy dollars a month." 4x5 inch nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.
Found this in a small collection of red-bordered Kodachrome slides from a local antique store. No date, no location, but I found a reference to an article with the same title from The Saturday Evening Post of January 16, 1954. Have at it, Shorpy sleuths! View full size.
Sunday, April 3, 1960. 9 P.M. (NBC) -- Dinah Shore Show (60 min., Color). Guests are Betty Grable, Vic Damone, the Wiere Brothers and two youngsters -- Desi Arnaz IV and Richard Keith. The boys help form an all-child band.
Dinah Shore with Desi Arnaz, Desi Arnaz IV and Richard Keith on the set of her TV show in Los Angeles. 4x5 negative by Paul Bailey for NBC. View full size.