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Mrs. Merle Farley and Mrs. Elvamary Holden at the inquest of Charles Layman, Los Angeles, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
December 19, 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.
Families of the W.P.A. members slain and witnesses crowded in the courtroom to listen to the inquest of Charles Layman, former W.P.A. employee, who shot and killed six workmen at a site near La Brea Avenue and Exposition Boulevard.
Mrs. Holden listens to the inquest of the killer of her husband while her mother leans in close to her face to speak to her. Other men and women sit behind them.
Photograph appears with the article, "Massacre Blame Fixed" Los Angeles Times, 20 Dec 1935: A1.
Handwritten on negative: 130 130 12/19/35 Mrs. Lloyd E. Holder Mrs. Merle Farley
Text from newspaper caption: Mrs. Merle Farley, right, is pictured at the W.P.A. slaughter inquest, comforting her daughter, Mrs. Lloyd E. Holden, whose husband was one of six victims of a confessed grudge slayer on a Federal government project.
Text from negative sleeve: 4136 - Mrs Lloyd E. Holden Mrs Merle Farley Chas. Layman Shooting Case 12/19/35 12/19/35 [stamped:] Dec 23 1935
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Widows--California--Los Angeles
Judicial proceedings--California--Los Angeles
Family members--American--California--Los Angeles
Shooting--California--Los Angeles
Holden, Elvamary, 1916-1990
Farley, Merle, 1892-1977
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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