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Deputy Sheriff Garrett Morford, Captain John Hanby, Deputy Sheriff Hearst, Captain Walter Allen, and Undersheriff Arthur Jewell drag a tar pit for the body of missing girl, La Brea Pits, Los Angeles, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
October 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.
Similar photograph appears with the article, "Body of Missing Girl Sought in La Brea Pits," Los Angeles Times, 26 Oct 1935: 1.
The Sheriff's office toils on the brink of La Brea tar pit No. 13 in search of the body of 19-year-old Mary Alice Bernard, missing from home since early October.
The reflections of the men can be seen on the surface of the tar pit. Deputy Sheriff Morford holds a rope descending beneath the surface, and Captain Hanby and Deputy Sheriff Hearst hold the remaining length of the rope. Captain Allen crouches along the grassy edge of the pit and Undersheriff Jewell points at the surface.
Text from negative sleeve: 2695 - Sheriffs searching La Brea pits hunting lost girl [stamped:] Nov 4- 1935
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Police--California--La Brea Pits
La Brea Pits (Calif.)
Missing persons--California--La Brea Pits
Hearst, (Deputy Sheriff)
Hanby, John W., 1882-1959
Allen, Walter C., b. 1886
Morford, Garrett, 1896-1963
Jewell, Arthur C., 1877-1962
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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