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Martin and Osa Johnson, famous explorers and big game hunters, 1937
Date Created and/or Issued
[circa January 12, 1937]
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, "Martin Johnsons Fear Perils of Civilization," Los Angeles Times, 13 Jan 1937: 7.
Even though Mr. and Mrs. Johnson have an expansive history across the continents encountering every type of ferocious animal in the heart of the jungles and the tropical heat, it is this environment that the couple have expressed they feel safest, as opposed to America, which they claimed was the most dangerous due to how civilized it is. Yesterday, flying over the Olive View Sanatorium, Mr. Johnson sustained fatal injuries from the crashed Western Air Express liner, while Osa remains in critical condition.
Stamped date not provided, date written in the upper right hand corner of negative sleeve used.
The smiling couple - Martin rests one arm around Osa.
Text from negative sleeve: 7605 O.W.A & plane wreck (Mr + Mrs Martin Johnson - wild animal hunters, explorers-injured in plane wreck, Western Air Express) Jan 12' 37 1/15/37
Handwritten on negative: Mr + Mrs Martin Johnson
Text from newspaper caption: Martin and Osa, Johnson, famous explorers and big game hunters, who were injured in crash of air liner near Newhall yesterday.
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Aircraft accidents--California--Sylmar
Johnson, Osa, 1894-1953
Johnson, Martin, 1884-1937
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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