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Blast wrecks apartment in suicide try
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated November 14, 1951 reads, "Wreckage of a court apartment at 1016 1/2 South Kingsley drive after gas explosion blew out rear wall and rocked the Wilshire district area early today. Dixon E. Morse,33, who suffered critical burns, said he turned on gas to kill himself because of wife's divorce suit. He changed his mind, opened door to let out gas, but lit a cigaret [sic] that ignited the gas, Morse told arson investigators."
1 photographic print :b&w ;24 x 18 cm. on sheet 26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 41
Buildings--Blast effects--California--Los Angeles
Suicidal behavior--California--Los Angeles
Debris--California--Los Angeles
Apartments--California--Los Angeles
Explosions--California--Los Angeles
Fire fighters--California--Los Angeles
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Night photographs

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