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Title
G-Men, Matheson and Neumann, view 1
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary unit in the United States Department of Justice, which serves as both a federal criminal investigative body, as well as a domestic intelligence agency. The FBI was established in 1908 as the Bureau of Investigation (BOI); in 1932 it was renamed the United States Bureau of Investigation; in 1933 it was renamed once again, as the Division of Investigation (DOI), and finally, in 1935 became the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The first FBI Director (then the old BOI) was J. Edgar Hoover, who served for nearly 48 years (1924-1972). After Hoover's death, legislation was passed limiting the tenure of future FBI directors to a maximum of ten years. The Federal Bureau of Investigation motto is: "Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity" - corresponding to the "FBI" abbreviation.
View 1: Two men, identified as Matheson (L) and Neumann (R), possible FBI Agents, are pictured next to a desk. Mr. Matheson sits on the corner of the desk and is holding a thin binder that reads "Fugitive Alert"; Mr. Neumann stands next to the wall with the words "Freedom Challenged" written high up. Below those words is a quote by J. Edgar Hoover which reads: "We are at war with the Communists, and the sooner every red-blooded American realizes this the safer we will be". And below that, the Seal of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is visible.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;13 x 11 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00077221
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Government-Federal Bureau of Investigation.; A-003-534.1 4x5
CARL0000080494
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/111739
Subject
United States.--Federal Bureau of Investigation
Government investigators
Civil service

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