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Title
John S. Schnepp is shaven by Charles A. Latham, Los Angeles, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
February 1935
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Collection
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
US
Description
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
John S. Schnepp is the former mayor of Springfield, Illinois. He is held in Los Angeles on suspicion of embezzlement; Schnepp ascertains that he lost his memory three years ago and wandered around the country to find someone to tell him who he was. Schnepp's facial hair was trimmed so he could be more easily identified by former Springfieldians who knew him without a beard.
Similar photograph appears with the article, "Newsboy, Former Mayor, Has His Beard Removed," Los Angeles Times, 19 Feb 1935: A1.
Schnepp is draped with a polka dot smock, watching as Latham scrapes a straight razor on a stone.
Handwritten on negative: John S. Schnepp Chas A. Latham
Text from negative sleeve: SCHNEPP, JOHN S. former mayor of Springfield, Ill. embezzlement lost memory wandered to LA [stamped:] 1935
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
uclamss_1429_11574
ark:/21198/zz002h9n74
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Barbers--California--Los Angeles
Beards
Barbershops--California--Los Angeles
Shaving equipment
Schnepp, John Samuel, 1866-1954
Latham, Charles A
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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