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W. H. Bowers and Olive Orr Brugen-Schmidt Bowers during poison plot trial, Los Angeles, 1926
Date Created and/or Issued
March, 1926
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.
The photograph appears with the article "Bride Denies Murder Plot; Says Plan to Poison Husband Was Only Joke; Man Confesses Part After Phone Talk Heard; Husband and Pastor Will be Questioned Today," Los Angeles Times, March 11, 1926
W. H. Bowers and Olive Orr Brugen-Schmidt Bowers, married three just months, seated together at a court proceeding. Olive Bowers was accused of plotting with Elmer M. Archer to poison her husband. The plot was discovered when their conversations were overheard on a 2-party telephone line.
Handwritten on negative: W. H. Bowers & Wife
Text from newspaper caption: Questioned in Sawtelle Murder Plot: W. H. Bowers, said to have been the intended victim of scheme confessed by Elmer M. Archer, and his wife, Mrs. Olive Orr Brugen-Schmidt Bowers.
Text from negative sleeve: Bowers, W. H. & Wife. Poison Plot Case. 1926.
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Judicial proceedings--California--Los Angeles
Bowers, Olive Orr Brugen-Schmidt, b. 1888
Bowers, W. H., William H., b. 1862
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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