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J.C. McLaughlin, nonagenarian, 1935
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.
Related to the article, “Nonagenarian Tells How He Refused Cabinet Post.” Los Angeles Times, 2 Sept. 1935.
View of J.C. McLaughlin seated in coat and hat, with right hand raised and index finger pointing upward. McLaughlin, 99 years old, refused President Garfield's offer to be Secretary of War. He traveled all over the world during his eleven years at sea and attributes his longevity to "not being a loafer," abstinence from intoxicants, and exercise as reported in the Los Angeles Times.
Text from newspaper caption: J.C. McLaughlin, who stayed out of politics and lived to be 99 years of age. He is shown wearing a hat he won forty years ago on a bet that he would abstain from liquor for a year. He won four other hats of the same kind but gave them to friends. [Los Angeles Times, "No Politics for Sea Rover," 9/2/1935]
Handwritten on negative: J.C. McLaughlin
Text from negative sleeve: 2118, J.C. McLaughlin, 90 yrs old, [stamped:] Sep 18 1935
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Older people
McLaughlin, J.C. 1836-
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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