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Title
Federal Building on fire, Tijuana
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1938
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
A mob of 1500 broke into the Tijuana Federal building in an attempt to seize a suspect in the attack-murder of an 8-year old girl. They set fire to the building and also the city jail, where they thought the slayer, along with four other men held for questioning, was jailed. After starting the fire, the mob battled federal and state troops to prevent them quelling the blaze. Photograph dated February 15, 1938.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00054781
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 383
CARL0000059700
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/21499
Subject
Buildings
Fires
Jails
Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico)
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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