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Frank F. Smith in court for fatal bank robbery, El Monte, 1936
Date Created and/or Issued
February 4, 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 Haynes Foundation funds.
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Frank F. Smith refuses to testify in the case charging him with the robbery of the El Monte bank that killed his two accomplices and blew off the finger of Officer Joseph Fritsch, but he is acting as his own attorney in questioning witnesses.
Frank F. Smith, standing in the center, appears in court regarding the robbery of Southern County Bank in El Monte.
A different photograph taken on the same occasion appears with the article, "Bank Bandit Fight Told," Los Angeles Times, 05 Feb 1936: A8.
Handwritten on negative: Frank F Smith 2-4-36
Text from negative sleeve: 3532 - Frank F. Smith Joseph Fritsch F. J. Mountain Bank Bandit 2-4-36 2/8/36
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Judicial proceedings--California--Los Angeles
Robberies--California--El Monte
Smith, Frank Forrest, 1891-1970
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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