Item 371N5861 - Senti family home, site of murder

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371N5861

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Senti family home, site of murder

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  • 1928-04 (Creation)

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Photograph; cellulose nitrate film; 3.75 x 4.75 in

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(1902-1982)

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Photograph showing the Senti family house near Vancouver, Washington, where Tobias Senti killed his children. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four that were published on Page 2 of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, April 25, 1928. The photographs were published under the headline “Family of Four is Wiped Out.” They had the caption: “Scenes at the Tobias Senti home north of Vancouver [Washington], where Senti on Tuesday slew his wife and little son and daughter with a hatchet, and then blew himself to eternity with dynamite.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “The house in which the family lived on a small farm.” The photographs accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about the deaths. See related image Nos. 371N3380, 371N3508, 371N5873, and 371N5875.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 371; 0371N5861

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5d364d6a-700a-4aee-a626-f189825418ec-371N5861.jpg

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1.7 MiB

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