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Roy D. Brown and his dog Tumbleweed after they stopped an attempted drugstore robbery, Los Angeles, 1936
Date Created and/or Issued
February 12, 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.
Photograph appears with article, "Shots Fired At Robbers," Los Angeles Times, 12 Feb 1936: A2.
Roy D. Brown cradles his alert Boston terrier puppy in his arms.
Robbers attempted to break into a drugstore at Exposition Boulevard and Vermont Avenue in the early hours of the morning when Boston terrier puppy Tumbleweed began to bark and roused nearby radio repair shop owner Roy D. Brown, who chased after the robbers and managed to shoot one in the shoulder before they escaped.
Text from newspaper caption: Roy D. Brown, World War aviator, fired his pistol at a fleeing thief when aroused by the barks of his 14-months-old pup Tumbleweed, which heard a trio attempt robbery of a near-by drugstore.
Text from negative sleeve: 3628 - Roy D. Brown (w/Boston toy pup "Tumbleweed") (attempted drugstore robbery) Dog hears Burglar + man shoots 2-11-36 [stamped:] Feb 13 1936
Handwritten on negative; Roy D. Brown 2-11-36
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Dogs--California--Los Angeles
Robberies--California--Los Angeles
Brown, Roy D., b. 1898
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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