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Title
Cat and bird maintain an unusual friendship, Folsom State Prison, 1936
Date Created and/or Issued
March 5, 1936
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Collection
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
US
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu. Phone: (310) 825-4988
Description
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Relaxing cat and bird stare at each other as bird perches atop the cat's limb.
Two convicted murderers of Folsom State Prison rescued a baby linnet and a newborn kitten from hunger and malnutrition and nursed them back to health. The cat and bird live in the prison's print shop in complete harmony.
Similar photographs appear with the article, "Cat and Bird in Prison Form Odd Attachment," Los Angeles Times, 05 Mar. 1936: A1.
Handwritten on negative: From: Warden Court Smith
Text from negative sleeve: 3877 - Cat and bird 3/5/36 [stamped:] Mar 6 1936
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
uclamss_1429_12911
ark:/21198/zz002hn0w8
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Friendship
Birds--California
Cats--California
Folsom Prison
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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