L to R: Rufus Bernhard von Kleinsmid, President of the University of Southern California; Dr. George F. Zook, President of the American Council on Education; and Senator Elbert D. Thomas, of Utah, seated at a black tie banquet, perhaps at the University of Southern California.
Men gather around for a photo during the visit of Postmaster-General James A. Farley, possibly at a Warner Brothers' Studio sound stage (based on mid-day shadows and scheduled luncheon program at the studios that day) on July 19, 1934. Farley stands in the center shaking a man's hand and holding papers. Some men wear a "Reception" ribbon.
Postmaster-General James A. Farley sits on the Los Angeles Breakfast Club's sawhorse mascot, which is marked "HAM." Mayor Shaw stands to his left and Senator McAdoo to his right. Others stand around for photo. Gigantic bouquet stands in the foreground.
A different photograph of Congressmen Kennedy, Fuller, and Culkin taken on the same occasion appears captioned, "Here to Press Inquiry Into Bankruptcies: Composing a special committee from the House of Representatives to investigate methods of reorganization by bankrupt firms, these Representatives started sessions here yesterday. Left to right, Representatives Martin J. Kennedy of New York, Claude A. Fuller of Arkansas, Francis D. Culkin, New York," Los Angeles Times, 26 Nov. 1935: A10.
Congressmen Martin J. Kennedy, Claude A. Fuller, and Francis D. Culkin, all wearing hats and suits. Beyond them, a sign reads "Transfer" and "Phone TR.10..." and there is a map for the Electric Railway.
Hugh Macbeth came to California in 1913, and practiced law in Los Angeles until his death in 1956. He founded the Los Angeles Lawyers club, and the Society of Truth and Justice and United Races of the World.
The American Samoan Commission has returned from a long trip to Pago Pago with Captain William R. Furlong, Texas Representative Guinn Terrell Williams, Maine Representative Carroll L. Beedy, Arkansas Senator Joseph T. Robinson, and Connecticut Senator Hiram Bingham.