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Old Posted Jan 27, 2013, 10:17 PM
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Original press photo -Joseph Rivest 1939

Currently for sale on ebay -original press photo.
Ebay description -1939 California Los Angeles Joseph Rivest kills son.
The photo has strong visual impact -very evocative of the period.
I have tried Google but have not come across anything concrete relating to
this story.
Does anyone know the background?


FOOTNOTE 01/29/2013

After further Google search:

The story and photo appeared in the Daily Despatch on 10/26/1939 and can be viewed online. Joseph Rivest, who was elderly at the time, was exonerated. His family were supportive, which is the underscore to the photo and explains why it is such a powerful image. The photo caption was: ***** embraces her grandfather Joseph Rivest exonerated in Los Angeles.


Last edited by alester young; Jan 29, 2013 at 7:08 PM. Reason: update
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