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Widow Ivy Focher receives a check from Lou Daro, Los Angeles, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
July 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.
William Focher was shot dead by police after they misapprehended him as a hold-up suspect. Even though wrestling promoter Lou Daro was not responsible for Focher's death he gifted Focher's widow with $5000.
Daro holds the check in both hands while Mrs. Focher holds one corner of it between her fingers.
Photograph appears with the article, "Daro Deposits $5000 for Focher's Widow," Los Angeles Times, 25 July 1935: 11.
Text from newspaper caption: The widow of Leo Focher, slain mat fan, is shown here being presented with a check for $5000 by Lou Daro, Olympic promoter.
Handwritten on negative: Lou Dar + Mrs Ivy Focher 7-24-35
Text from negative sleeve: 1217 - 8- 9 -35 Lou Daro Mrs Ivy Focher 7-24-35
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Focher, Ivy, b. 1907 or 08
Daro, Lou, b. 1884 or 85
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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