Rentals sure were cheap in the old days--just a buck for the right police officer!--but they were often also slummy, toilet-less, and/or in short supply. And that's assuming the renter was the right race. Let's start Renters Week 2013 by taking a look back to the crappy (and occasionally not!) old days of Los Angeles rental housing, courtesy the LA Public Library photo archives.
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