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Captain Walter C. "Butch" Allen looks over files from the missing persons' bureau, Los Angeles Police Department, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
December 10, 1935
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, "Hunts For Lost Persons Keep Police Detail Busy," Los Angeles Times, 10 Dec. 1935: A1.
Captain Walter C. Allen tells about the 300 requests a month the missing persons bureau of the Los Angeles Police Department receives from around the world. Captain Allen claims that the allure of Hollywood and the prospects of making money are what attract people. The department claims not to close each case until the missing person is found.
Butch Allen sits at a desk in an office. In front of him rests a large open book and covering the surface of the desk are dozens of photographs.
Text from negative sleeve: 4130 - Walter "Butch" Allen Police Missing Persons Bureau 12/1/35 [stamped:] Dec 20 1935
Text from newspaper caption: Capt. Walter C. (Butch) Allen, in charge of adult missing persons' bureau, checks over some of pictures he has received. Thousands of pictures are sent to him from all parts of world.
Handwritten on negative: 101 101 Walter "Butch" Allen 12/1/35
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Missing persons--California--Los Angeles
Law enforcement--California--Los Angeles
Allen, Walter C., b. 1886
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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