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Captain Bert Wallis, Peter Soo Hoo, Dr. S. J. Lin, and Chief of Police Joseph Taylor prepare for potential conflict in Chinatown, Los Angeles, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
March 1935
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 Davis is determined to prevent any trouble in the Chinatown community that may result from differences between the Hop Sing tong, Bing Kung tong and the Four Families Association. Extra officers will be dispatched to Chinatown and special squads have been ordered to check for weapons and question all suspicious Asian people in areas where violations of law are suspected.
Photograph appears with the article, "Davis Warns Tong Chiefs," Los Angeles Times, 06 Mar 1935: A10.
Wallis, Soohoo, Dr. Lin, and Chief Taylor gather around a clipboard.
Text from negative sleeve: WALLACE, HUBERT J. CAPT. POLICE, 1935
Handwritten on negative: Bert Wallis - Peter Soohoo - Dr. S.J. Lin - Joe Taylor
Text from newspaper caption: Acting as spokesmen for the Chinese population of Los Angeles, Peter Soo Hoo and Dr. S. J. Lin yesterday conferred with police officials and assured them there would be no tong war here. Left to right: Capt. Bert Wallis, Soo Hoo, Dr. Lin, Chief Joseph Taylor. ["Times" photo]
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Police--California--Los Angeles
Soohoo, Peter
Lin, S.J
Wallis, Bert, 1880-1959
Taylor, Joe
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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