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Robert S. James, suspect in Mary Emma James murder case, on witness stand, Los Angeles, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
August 15, 1935
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Robert S. James' real name was Major Raymond Lisenba. He was known as Robert S. James during his marriage to Mary Emma Busch James and at the time of her death in 1935, and, after her murder by rattlesnake bite and drowning, as "Rattlesnake James."
Robert S. James, in suit and tie, on witness stand, with Coroner Frank Montfort on bench at left, three men in jury box partially visible at right
Related to Los Angeles Times article, August 16, 1935, Pond Death Jury Splits, Fatal Causes Undecided, Inquest Conducted in Case of Mrs. Mary E. James; Husband Weeps
Handwritten at edge of negative: Robert S. James
Text from nitrate negative sleeve: 1738, NITRATE, Aug. 22, 1935, 3 negs. Robert S. James, James inquest, 8/15/35
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Judicial proceedings--California--Los Angeles
Montfort, Frank R., 1876-1966
James, Robert S., 1895-1942
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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