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Douglas Wood, child heir after his seven mile walk to grandma's house, Los Angeles, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
September 23, 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.
This photograph appears with the article "Boos Grandson Tells of Trip: Child Heir to Millions Causes Police Search." Los Angeles Times, 24 Sept. 1935: A1.
View of Douglas Wood sitting in collared shirt, shorts, and examining right foot. Douglas, grandson of millionaire Horace Boos, decided to visit his grandmother. Police and the boy's mother, Mary L. Wood, feared Douglas had been kidnapped and searched vainly for him. Douglas arrived safely at his grandmother's.
Handwritten on negative: Douglas Wood, (4 1/2 years)
Text from newspaper caption: While police radio patrol cars searched vainly for Douglas Wood, 4 1/2-year-old grandson of the late Horace Boos, cafeteria chain millionaire, the boy was making a seven-mile walk to his grandmother's home. It took him six hours and he arrived barefooted.
Text from negative sleeve: 2226, 9/29/35, Douglas Wood, 4 1/2 yr old, grandson of Boos Bros. (Horace Boos), (Runaway), 9/20/35
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Runaway children--California--Los Angeles
Boys--California--Los Angeles
Wood, Douglas, b. 1931
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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