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John C. Hawkins offers to donate his body, Los Angeles County, 1934
Date Created and/or Issued
October 1934
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 the article, "Doomed Man Offers Body," Los Angeles Times, 19 Oct 1934: A2.
The 24-year-old has been convicted of the fatal shooting of Arnold McCord. Dr. Cornish has announced that he will reject Hawkins' offer because his life-restoring experiments are useless with a hanged man.
John holds the letter he's writing to Dr. Cornish in his lap, the other hand resting against his cheek and holding a cigarette. The bars of his jail cell can be seen behind him. It is a photograph of a photograph.
Text from negative sleeve: 3804 - John C. Hawkins deceased [stamped:] Feb 28 [illegible]
Text from newspaper caption: Offering his body, after he is hanged, for experimental purposes in life restoration, John C. Hawkins, condemned bandit-kidnaper, is shown in his jail cell addressing a letter to Dr. Robert E. Cornish at Berkeley.
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Criminals--California--Los Angeles County
Jails--California--Los Angeles County
Hawkins, John C., b. 1909 or 10
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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