Toddler Richard Burt was burnt after sticking a cartridge in the family car's socket, Los Angeles, 1935
- Toddler Richard Burt was burnt after sticking a cartridge in the family car's socket, Los Angeles, 1935
- Los Angeles Times
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- July 22, 1935
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- Los Angeles Times Photographs Collection
Richard, wearing nothing but a diaper, puts his fist against the dashboard. A woman's legs are seen sitting in the driver's seat, possibly his mother.
When baby Richard Burt was left alone in the car to play he found one of his father's .22 caliber cartridges in the side-pocket of the car and pushed the cartridge against the electrical contact points in the empty dash-light socket, which caused it to explode, but only injuring Richard's finger with some powder burns. The bullet from the shell had been melted.
Photograph appears with the article, "Tiny Blast Perils Baby," Los Angeles Times, 20 July 1935: A1.
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- b&w nitrate negative
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