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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
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Criminals--California--Los Angeles County Cigarettes Jails--California--Los Angeles County Hawkins, John C., b. 1909 or 10