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Honor Farm Opens to Ease Jail Crowding, April 25, 1939

April 25, 2009 |  6:00 am

April 25, 1939, Los Angeles County Honor Farm

Corrections and rehabilitation as practiced in 1939.

April 25, 1939, Honor Farm

The honor farm will house 600 men who would otherwise be held in jail.
April 25, 1939, Artist

At left, Werner Philipp's portrait of Katherine Dunham, which was found in a Ventura antique store.

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April 25, 1939, The Lady and the Mob

April 25, 1939, Fairbanks Films

Douglas Fairbanks Sr. gives the Museum of Modern Art his film collection, weighing 13 tons. That's 2.7 million feet of film.
April 25, 1939, Dick Tracy

Above, shot in the base of the skull -- but still breathing. At right, a monarch tells his subjects he wants to marry a commoner -- from Dogpatch!
April 25, 1939, Comics