Group Portrait with Contraband Outside of County Courthouse

Image

Group Portrait with Contraband Outside of County Courthouse

Title

Group Portrait with Contraband Outside of County Courthouse

Identifier

1089

Description

Thirteen men kneel down in front of drums, in front of the Ventura County Courthouse. At least one appears to be in a uniform. Museum records indicate that this was the largest haul of contraband on the Pacific coast. 65 drums of 196 proof alcohol were taken by Sheriff R. E. Clark and deputies at the foot of the Arnold Road between Hueneme and Pt. Mugu on October 1, 1925. Turned over to the U.S. Customs Department on October 6, 1925 valued at $67,600.00.
Center: wearing black sombrero R. E. Clark, Second from right: M. H. Barnard, Fourth from left: P. J. Ayala

Creator

Brown

Date

Circa 1925

Format

Black and White Photograph
Portrait, Group
24.8 x 19.3 cm

Subject

Ventura County Courthouse (Ventura, Calif.)
Alcohol trafficking

Coverage

California
Ventura County (Calif.)
Ventura (Calif.)

Publisher

Museum of Ventura County

Rights

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Type

Image

Language

English

Collection

Citation

Brown , “Group Portrait with Contraband Outside of County Courthouse,” Research Library at The Museum of Ventura County, accessed May 5, 2021, https://photographs.venturamuseum.org/items/show/36.