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Title
Man inspects the location where the body of Dr. Benjamin Baldwin was found, Newhall, 1924
Date Created and/or Issued
April 1924
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Collection
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
US
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu. Phone: (310) 825-4988
Description
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Similar photograph appears with the headline, "Where Trunk Was Cast Into Ditch by Slayer and Man Held in Case," Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr 1924: 2.
A man looks over the railing at the edge of the road towards the suitcase that lies partially obscured by the grass. Farther up the road an automobile is parked, and another person can be seen partially out of the vehicle.
Margaret Willis and Bert C. Webster tossed the body of Dr. Benjamin Baldwin over this railing a short distance south of the Newhall tunnel after Willis killed him and stuffed his body into a trunk.
Text from negative sleeve: WILLIS, MARGARET MURDER CASE
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
uclamss_1429_4491
ark:/21198/zz002cq971
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Railings--California--Newhall
Mountains--California
Telephone lines--California--Newhall
Reeds (Plants)--California--Newhall
Railroad tracks--California--Newhall
Criminal investigations--California--Newhall
Automobiles--American--California--Newhall
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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