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Violet Pringle with Eloise the turtle "bride", Los Angeles, 1936
Date Created and/or Issued
April 13, 1936
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.
District Attorney receptionist Violet Pringle bought a female turtle named Eloise to keep company the office's male turtle named Elmer. When Violet put the turtles in a bowl along the window ledge of the sixth story office Eloise jumped out of the bowl and fell to the sidewalk below, but miraculously survived.
Photograph appears with the article, "High Diver Unharmed," Los Angeles Times, 13 Apr 1936: A8.
Holding the very tiny turtle between her thumb and forefingers, Violet Pringle smiles into the camera, holding Eloise's bowl with her other hand.
Text from negative sleeve: 4803 - Violet Pringle Clerk Dist Att. Office 4/10/36 [stamped:] Apr 14 1936
Text from newspaper caption: Violet Pringle is holding Eloise, the picture-bride turtle who fell from a sixth-floor window of the Hall of Justice but lived to resume her honeymoon in a neat green bowl.
Handwritten on negative: 155 Violet Pringle 4/10/36
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Office workers--California--Los Angeles
Pringle, Violet, b. 1902
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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