William J. Burns
Nov, 1927
When he took over the investigation into the Los Angeles Times bombing, Burns was already the most famous or notorious detective in the United States. Because of his work in the San Francisco graft investigation about four years earlier, Burns became friends with Lincoln Steffens and Fremont Older but enemies with Harrison Gray Otis and Earl Rogers. LC-USZ62-101093, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.