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Ruth Smith, mother of kidnaped baby, San Bernardino or San Francisco, 1930
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Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
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UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
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UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-2382
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Connected to Los Angeles Times article, July 4, 1930, Fight Made to Win Back Sold Infant, Mother Given Kidnaping Warrant Against Woman Who Bought Baby. San Francisco, July 3. (Exclusive.) … Mrs. Ruth Smith of this city was granted a kidnaping warrant against Mrs. Bertha Higdon … to whom Mrs. Smith asserted she sold her baby on the day of its birth … Mrs. Smith charges Mrs. Higdon bought the child to deceive her husband … A second warrant was issued for Mrs. Higdon’s sister, Miss Gladys Hatfield … Mrs. Smith declared she was misled into believing Miss Hatfield intended adopting the baby legally …
Ruth Smith, in dark dress and hat, holding small bottle, seated behind railing between woman and man, man blocking face with hand
This image is duplicated in filmstrip negative uclamss_1429_2942
Text from nitrate negative sleeve: Smith, Ruth E. Mrs., kidnap case, 1930
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Smith, Ruth, b. 1910 or 11
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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