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Captain B. P. Hastings and runaway 11-year-old James Kerr Jr., Compton, 1936
Date Created and/or Issued
April 15, 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.
James raises his finger to gesture as he and Captain Hastings smile.
James complained that after his sister Alta was captured during their runaway from their home at 1707 North Spring Street, Compton, his drifting was not as fun, and the boy let himself get captured by authorities.
Cropped photograph appears with the article, "Roving Boy Surrenders," Los Angeles Times,
Text from newspaper caption: James Kerr, 11 years of age, decided it was too lonesome to run away alone. He's pictured telling of escapades while he and sister, Alta, 8, eluded eight-day search.
Text from negative sleeve: 4842 - James Kerr Jr. - Capt B. P. Hastings Sheriffs' Office Missing Boy - brother of Alta Kerr [stamped:] Apr 15 1936
Handwritten on negative: James Kerr Jr. Capt B. P. Hastings
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Runaway children--California--Compton
Hastings, Bart P., b. 1891 or 92
Kerr, James Leonard Jr., 1924-2011
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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