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Montecito Drive, ransom money drop area in Mary B. Skeele kidnap case, Los Angeles, 1933
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
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Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Sharply curving street in sparsely populated hilly area, with hills, cliffs, and wash at left, man standing at edge of bank in center, 4 or 5 houses in background
This photograph, with numbers and dotted line added, appears with Los Angeles Times photo spread, February 7, 1933, Mrs. Skeele Ransom Demands Told in Notes
Text from newspaper caption: Montecito Drive--indicated in the first note as the place to leave the $10,000. (1)--Location of the tile where additional instructions as to the method of depositing the money were found. This note which appears on the right, told the money bearers to cross the street to the edge of a bank and there they would find further instructions. (2)--On the edge of the bank a hole dug in the earth was discovered. There was an empty cracker box with a string attached, which dropped down the side of the bank, and in the box a final note reproduced below. (3)--The string ran to the bottom of the precipice and then trailed off buried under loose dirt.
Text from nitrate negative sleeve: 10144 - Mrs. Mary B. Skeeles - 1934 Kidnaping - (Return to Library [Stamped:] Dec 19 [1934?] [1937?]
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Kidnappings--California--Los Angeles
Montecito Drive (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Skeele, Mary Bosworth, 1867-1942
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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