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Theater man disappears in Death Valley
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Ralph G. Farnum was a 40-year old New Yorker who worked as a theatrical manager and agent; he was never found.
Photograph caption dated December 16, 1930 reads, "With only pack animals, Mr. Farnum set out alone last month to cross Death Valley. This picture shows the sun-scorched wastes of the Valley, a far cry from the throngs and bright lights of the theater world. He went in search of health and is thought by friends to have found death instead, for one of his burros reappeared, exhausted, at Death Valley junction. A search is under way today for Mr. Farnum, who, ironically, was last seen heading toward Funeral mountains." The newspaper staff created this composite photograph.
1 photographic print :b&w ;18 x 26 cm. on board 20 x 31 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 88
Missing persons--Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)
Deserts--Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)
Mountains--Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)
Funeral Mountains (Calif.)
Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Composite photographs
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