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Bullets in butcher's bone, brawn no bother
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph article dated April 12, 1950 reads, "One of these days Joe Lopez, San Fernando butcher should get the purple heart, or something. He's already been shot twice - once in the left forearm and once in the left shoulder - and he's still a first class butcher. Joe tells it about like this: 'I was watching one of the boys shooting a wild steer. I got behind a building and, by golly, he missed his target and the bullet struck me.' He pointed to the spot where the bullet entered his arm. 'And it's still there, too,' Joe said. 'The bullet is buried against a bone. Decided to leave it there. It might work out like the other time I was hot. Same thing happened - the bullet skidded, struck me in the shoulder. Four months later the spot festered and out popped the bullet.'"
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Arm--Wounds and injuries--California--San Fernando
Accident victims--California--San Fernando
Accidents--California--San Fernando
Shooting--California--San Fernando
Butchers--California--San Fernando
Men--California--San Fernando
San Fernando (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
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