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Catalog Number/Object ID 2013-045-00457
Object Name Newspaper
Collection Elder, David & Nancy
Description In the Pictorial Review Section of the Boston Advertiser, dated October 7, 1956 is an article on the last two pages titled The Mystery of the Body in the Harbor. It is the tale of Mary Bridges, a 30 year old woman who lived on Marblehead Neck. On an evening late in September, 1951, James W. Bridges, a 41 year old Boston business executive, began making calls that his wife had not returned home. The Police Department broadcast a description of her car on Sept. 25, 1951 and again on the 26th. Shortly after the second broadcast the blue convertible was found near the city dump area at the shores of Lynn on one side and Nahant on the other. About 3 hours later, her body was recovered from the Nahant side of Lynn Harbor. There was a Judicial Inquest on Oct. 29th. Many questions were asked but none answered. The case was officially closed.
Subjects Newspaper headlines
Date October 7, 1956
People Bridges, James W.
Rock, Dr. John
Rutter, Nancy
Landergan, Justice William J.
Search Terms Newspapers
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Condition Fair