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James Clark Sellers testifies in the case asserting that Hazel Glab forged Albert Cheney's will, Los Angeles, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
September 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.
Photograph appears with the article, "Mrs. Glab's Calm Breaks During Attacks on Will," Los Angeles Times, 18 Sep 1935: A1.
The criminology expert testifies, "There are two kinds of erasures visible here-chemical and abrasive. Although the signature of Cheney is apparently authentic, the body of the will shows erasures have been made on the paper, some of which are visible to the naked eye."
James Sellers sits on the witness stand holding an enlarged version of the court document and a device to examine it. Sellers testified to evidence of manipulation in the will of Albert Cheney, fiancé of Hazel Glab.
Text from newspaper caption: Equipped with all the mechanical devices handwriting experts use, James Clark Sellers, criminologist, testifying that Cheney's will showed erasures. He is shown on the witness stand examining an enlarged copy of the document.
Handwritten on negative: James Clark Sellers 9-17-35
Text from negative sleeve: 2182 - James Clark Sellers Cheney will 9-17-35 [stamped:] Sep 19 1935
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Witnesses--California--Los Angeles
Judicial proceedings--California--Los Angeles
Sellers, J. Clark (James Clark), 1881-1973
Glab, Hazel Belford, 1894-1977
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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