The 103rd anniversary of the Los Angeles Times bombing

At 1 a.m. on Oct. 1, 1910, a bombing attack on the Times HQ on Broadway and 1st Street killed 20 Times employees and injured about 100 more.

The explosives were set by two bothers, John J. and James B. McNamara, who were found guilty in 1911. Both were prominent labor activists, and members of the Iron Workers union.

The union had carried out a campaign of dynamite bombings in the past, but nowhere near the scale of that carried out against the Times, which at that time was owned by the strongly anti-labor Harrison Gray Otis. 

Take a further look at the archival photos over at Framework.

Photos: Los Angeles Times History Center, C.C. Pierce collection / The Huntington Library

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