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Kidnap victim Mary B. Skeele, blindfolded with detectives, outside the bungalow house where she was held, Pasadena, 1933
Date Created and/or Issued
February 9, 1933
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.
Mary B. Skeele, wearing coat, face obscured by blindfold, in the driveway near porch of the bungalow house of Luella Pearl Hammer where she was held (623 Buckeye St.), with son Franklin B. Skeele guiding her, Detective Joe Taylor at left, and 2 other men on porch, with garage in left background and potted plants on porch wall
This photograph appears with the article, "Net Tightens on Couple in Skeele Kidnap Case, Ransom Note Typewriter Found; Man Suspect Ex-Convict; Grand Jury Action Sought," Los Angeles Times, February 10, 1933
Text from nitrate negative sleeve: 10144 - Mrs. Mary B. Skeeles - 1934 Kidnaping - (Return to Library [Stamped:] Dec 19 [1934?] [1937?]
Text from newspaper caption: Scenes in Sensational Drama Aftermath of Holding for Ransom Wife of S.C. Dean of Music. Blindfolded, Mrs. Skeele is taken through house and grounds of the Pasadena home by Chief of Detectives Taylor, left, and her son, Franklin Skeele.
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Kidnappings--California--Los Angeles
Skeele, Mary Bosworth, 1867-1942
Skeele, Franklin Bosworth, 1893-1969
Taylor, Joseph, 1878-1955
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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