Kidnapping victim Mary B. Skeele, wearing coat, face obscured by blindfold, outside door of the bungalow house of Luella Pearl Hammer where she had been held, with son Franklin B. Skeele behind her holding her elbows, Detective Joe Taylor at left, and 2 or 3 other men visible through doorway inside house, with dirt backyard, trash, tree, and potted plants foreground and background
This photograph appears with the article, "Net Tightens on Couple in Skeele Kidnap Case, Ransom Note Typewriter Found; Man Suspect Ex-Convict; Grand Jury Action Sought," Los Angeles Times, February 10, 1933
Mary B. Skeele, wife of Walter Skeele, the Professor of Organ and Dean of the College of Music at the University of Southern California was kidnapped in 1933. The ransom was paid and Mrs. Skeele was returned unharmed. A former student, E. H. Van Dorn, and Luella Pearl, were found guilty of the crime.
Related to Los Angeles Times article, February 10, 1933, "Net Tightens on Couple in Skeele Kidnap Case, Ransom Note Typewriter Found; Man Suspect Ex-Convict; Grand Jury Action Sought," … Mrs. Skeele’s attention was directed to the clock which she has said she heard ticking and sounding off on the hour and half-hour …