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Edward Hill, bank guard, turns to talk to a man after the bank was robbed, Los Angeles, 1936
Date Created and/or Issued
March 2, 1936
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Three bandits made off with $6100 in cash, bringing in a machine gun, shotgun and an automatic pistol. One of the bandits held bank guard Edward M. Hill at gunpoint and relieved him of his revolver. They drove away with a fourth man in a sedan parked outside.
Edward Hill turns to talk to a man whose faces away from the camera as he exits the bank. Other men can be seen in the background, one talking on the telephone.
Photograph appears with the article, "Hollywood Bank Robbed," Los Angeles Times, 03 Mar 1936: 3.
Text from negative sleeve: 3484 - Edward M. Hill Bank Guard Bank Robbery - Melrose and Bronson 3/2/36 [stamped:] Mar 4 1936
Handwritten on negative: Bank Robbery - 3/2/36 - Melrose and Bronson Edward M. Hill
Text from newspaper caption: Edward M. Hill, guard at the Melrose-Bronson Branch of the Bank of America, was first to feel the muzzle of robbers' guns. He is talking with a Department of Justice agent.
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Guards--California--Los Angeles
Banks--California--Los Angeles
Hill, Edward M
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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