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John Fraser searches through the rubble left from the bombing, Glendale, 1924
Date Created and/or Issued
December 25, 1924
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Chief of Police Fraser leans on one knee examining the destruction of Torchia's home.
Photograph appears with the article, "Arrest Looms in Bomb Outrage at Glendale," Los Angeles Times, 26 Dec 1924: A1.
Police search for the person who sent a grenade wrapped as a Christmas present to the home of Ernest M. Torchia at the home of he and his daughter Emily in Casa Verdugo. Torchia has sustained possibly fatal injuries.
Text from negative sleeve: TORCHIA, ERNEST M.
Text from newspaper caption: Attorney and Daughter Injured in Glendale Tragedy Above (left,) Ernest M. Torchia, attorney, whose body was torn and shattered as the result of a bomb explosion in his home yesterday morning. The bomb was sent through the mail, wrapped as a Christmas package. Above (right,) Emily Torchia, daughter of the attorney, in the room at the time of the explosion. She is shown being escorted to the hospital yesterday afternoon. Below, Chief of Police Fraser of Glendale examining contents of the room in which the explosion occurred.
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Criminal investigations--California--Glendale
Fraser, John
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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