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Photo-diagram of youth's roller coaster plunge
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes.; Title supplied by cataloger.
Photograph caption dated March 1, 1927 reads, "Authorities today were investigating the death of John Lee O'Brien, 19-year-old Los Angeles youth pictured at left, when he fell from an Ocean Park roller coaster into the sea. The photo-diagram shows the point at which O'Brien fell from the coaster car and the dotted line indicates the path of his plunge of 50 feet into the ocean to his death."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 1583.
Accident victims--California--Santa Monica
Death--California--Santa Monica
Roller coasters--California--Santa Monica
Amusement parks--California--Santa Monica
Piers--California--Santa Monica
Lost architecture--California--Santa Monica
Ocean Park Pier (Santa Monica, Calif.)
Ocean Park (Santa Monica, Calif.)
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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