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Title
Mail thief gets to go to jail
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1947
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.; Photograph was edited for publication purposes.
Photograph caption dated November 7, 1947 reads, "Roy Eckelberry wants to go to jail, gets his wish." Nightwatchman Eckelberry, 45, turned himself in at the Alhambra police station with a batch of unopened letters that he said he stole from nine Alhambra mail boxes. Eckelberry claimed to have needed an operation and thought that the best way to get it done would be to get arrested.
Type
image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00094466
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 86
CARL0005021588
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/29304
Subject
Thieves--California--Alhambra
Criminals--California--Alhambra
Theft--California--Alhambra
Crime--California--Alhambra
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
Time Period
1941-1950

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