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V.N. boy drowns in pool of water
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph article dated November 4, 1950 partially reads, "Playing in a pool of water today cost the life of David Jones, 8, of 6656 Greenbush Ave., Van Nuys. Police said he was playing in a pool near a bridge construction job on Vanowen St. near Coldwater Canyon Ave. Workers pulled him from the water and tried unsuccessfully, to revive him with artificial respiration. He was the son of Mrs. Ruth Francher, 6656 Greenbush Ave., Van Nuys, by a previous marriage." Photograph caption reads, "Grief-stricken - Mrs. Ruth Francher is told by police officer that her son, David Jones, 8, drowned in a pool of water at Vanowen St. and Coldwater Canyon Blvd. Construction workmen tried to save the boy, but failed."
1 photographic print :b&w ;9 x 10 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Los Angeles (Calif.).--Police Department
Dwellings--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Drowning victims--California--Los Angeles
Drowning--California--Los Angeles
Children--California--Los Angeles
Boys--California--Los Angeles
Parental grief--California--Los Angeles
Parents--California--Los Angeles
Mothers--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Police--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
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