Los Angeles in 20-30s

A selection of photographs from the archives of the newspaper "Los Angeles Times" times "Prohibition". Detective Oscar Bauer posing with Tommy Hahn in his hands. The machine without magazine. 1925.


Bauer and colleagues. 1925.


Interrogation bank robber caught red-handed. 1932


"Red Riot" - a demonstration of the unemployed in Los Angeles, held for the leadership of local communist leaders. 1930


Police Detective Eddie Nolan, who was arrested for the murder. 1931


Detective LAPD posing with guns in their hands. 1925


A policeman stands next to a member of the "Black Legion", an underground organization, a breakaway from the Klu Klux Klan and actively fought with the blacks, Jews and Catholics. Members of the organization have practiced ritual murder, in its ranks were more than 10 000 people. 1936


The staff units to combat illicit trafficking of alcohol. 1920


Police officers at the court hearing. 1929


Police together with the employees of the bank Belvedere State during the reconstruction of his robbery. 1923


Two detectives show bag with an explosive that was used when attempting a bank robbery. 1932


Bootlegger McDonald, nicknamed "Sock" in the building of the City Court in Los Angeles.


Bootlegger Harry Alpine in prison after charges against him in the shooting. 1925


Prosecutor Dell Schweitzer. 1928


Sheriff, along with members of the search team looking for the body of one of the victims of James Watson. He was married to some 16 women, seven of whom were killed. He was caught when his last wife were suspicions about him, and she hired a private investigator. He opened the scheme to which Watson posted an announcement of acquaintance in the newspaper, got married, and then assigns them to the property. Watson was sentenced for life in prison and died in 1939 from pneumonia. 1920


Watson, accompanied by two sheriffs. 1920


Clara Phillips goes to court escorted by police. Phillips was charged with the murder of his mistress of her husband during an argument. As the murder weapon she used a hammer, and the body buried in a vacant lot. With her husband, she was able to flee to Honduras during the hearing of her case, but was later caught by the police and returned to the United States. 1922


New and old police badges. 1927


Icon police chief of Los Angeles. 1926


Motovzvod LAPD lined up for inspection. 1924


Police exhumed the body of a murder case. 1920


The prisoners in the cell of one of the police stations in Los Angeles. 1920


Police are investigating the case of a bank robbery Pacific National. 1928


Raid in Chinese illegal gambling house.


Civilian workers of the police department of Los Angeles are in the queue for the surrender of a fingerprint. 1928


Judge Carlos Hardy with helpers during the hearing. 1920


Detectives are studying dynamite sticks and cords, which were found under one of the aqueducts. 1924


Prisoners in the jail cell Lincoln Heights. 1925


Two detectives are studying the remains of a woman named Grace Young, found in the basement of a house in a suburb of Los Angeles. The killer turned out to be her husband, who would thus inherit the condition, Young inherited from his first marriage. 1925


The journalist Minnie Kennedy interviews diver for the operation to search for the body of a murdered woman. 1926


Convicted killer Russell Beytsel shaves another inmate in the county jail cell. 1928


The suspect in the murder of David Clarke is playing cards with other inmates in the prison cell. 1931


Winnie Judd nicknamed "killer suitcases" in the car immediately after his arrest. Judd had killed his girlfriend, then dismembered her body and wrap it in several road suitcases, I went by train to Los Angeles. Employee baggage car felt unpleasant odor and noticed strange stains on one of the suitcases. Thinking inside the meat is spoiled, he demanded Jad open it. She said that she did not have a key, and fled. Police arrived and opened the luggage found in the body. Judd was declared to be pursued and caught a month later. He was sentenced to life imprisonment, but later recognized as mentally ill and transferred to a mental hospital in Arizona. From there it ran 6 times, but each time it caught. For the seventh time she finally managed to escape not caught, then she got to San Francisco, where he got a job and stay in a wealthy family. She was able to work there for six and a half years, and only then was caught again. After another 2 in the hospital, she was set free. She died in 1998 aged 93 years. Photo 1931.


Detectives and fingerprint expert studying the murder weapon.


Detectives in the classroom shooting. 1935


Bank of America office after the robbery. 1932


Police Captain inspects a piano in the house of Paul Wright, where he shot his wife and best friend. After his arrest, Wright explained that he found his wife and his best friend hugging on a bench in front of the piano, and then lost his mind, pulled out a gun and killed them both. Through clever lawyer, the court found Wright's insane, after which he was released. After killing two people he had neither the day nor sat in prison. 1937


A police officer posing with Tsirkachka. 1935


He convicted of a double murder Albert Dower poses during fingerprinting. His victims were two schoolgirls whose bodies he then threw in a landfill on the outskirts of Los Angeles. 1937


22-year-old former Marine Nelson Bower shows detectives where he hid the body of his 42-year-old wife, whom he killed with dumbbells, because she refused to give him a divorce. 1937


The house where kept millionaire William Gettla. He was kidnapped from his own home during a party dedicated to the new home, after the police received a letter demanding ransom. Five days Gettl was freed during a special operation on the transfer of money. In front of a plate with a price-per-view scene. 1934.


Police Sergeant with physical evidence in a murder case, in which were found fingerprints. 1927


The ringleader of a gang of Jewish Philadelphia promoter of boxing matches and bootlegger Makc Hoff, nicknamed "Boo Boo".


Source: fototelegraf.ru


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