"Prince" on trial (forgery), 1954
Caption slip reads: "Photographer: Gaze. Date: 1954-03-03. Reporter: Gaze. Assignment: 'Prince' on trial. #11/12: Gerald W. Barnes, 28-year-old dishwasher, who claims he is the 'Crown Prince Regent of Thulia,' a large area of western United States and who is on trial in Santa Monica superior court on two counts of forgery points out his family's 'lost empire' to Deputy Sheriff Donald Emmer. Despite his claims of vast holdings of former Spanish grant lands Barnes is confined in jail for lack of bail, trial is progressing. Gerald W. Barnes, 28-year-old dishwasher, who claims he is 'Crown Prince Regent of Thulia,' points out area in western United States which he says belongs to his family by reason of a Spanish grant to his great, great, grandfather. Despite claims of vast holdings he is confined in jail cell when not before court in current trial on charges of forgery".