“What Does This Photograph Represent?”

Q. Is that a fair representation of the situation as you found it when you took that photograph on February 23rd, you said?
A. That is correct.
Q. Did you develop that photograph?
A. I did.
Q. Is it a true development?
A. It is.

Q. What does that photograph represent, Sergeant?

A. This photograph represents the bank directly in front of the Lombardi farm to show as near as possible the contour of that bank between the shoulder of the road and the water line of the creek.

Q. Anything else about it?
A. None.

from
The People of the State of New York
against
Joseph Charles Mascari, alias Joseph Charles Patane, Defendant.

New York (State). Court of Appeals. 1943


MR. TULLY: What does this photograph represent?
A. That represents the Cook hotel after it was demolished.
Q. You offer these in evidence, do you, Mr. Robinson?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. What does this represent?
A. That is the final destruction of the property; burning it up; the loose material; of course, after it was torn down, it was not worth much of anything.
Q. Do you know whether any use was made of any portion of that? A. I don’t know. I don’t think there was. I am not aware of it if there was.
Q. Have you any idea of the cash value of it?
A. I believe that the property originally cost the State $12,000.

APPENDIX TO THE JOURNALS of the SENATE AND ASSEMBLY of the TWENTY-EIGHTH SESSION of the LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA Volume VIII January 1, 1889