Photograph of William Beirne (left) and others seated at a long table and standing behind the table in a Los Angeles courtroom. One of the attorneys is William Beirne. Additional people are seated in the courtroom in the background.
The "Columbia the Gem of the Ocean" float in honor of the visiting football team from Columbia University was entered by the Pasadena Parks and Playgrounds Department. Catherine Wollam, Pasadena City College student, as Miss Columbia, stands at the wheel of the ship. The float won the Pasadena challenge trophy for which only Pasadena entrants competed. The Pasadena Memorial Flagpole (Goodhue Flagpole) is visible behind the float in its original location in the middle of the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard.
View of a toppled tree on a residential street during or after a heavy rainstorm. Three apartment buildings are behind the tree and a gas station is on the far right in the background with a sign reading "Associated Gasoline."
The Ventura School for Girls was established as a correctional facility in 1913, housing girls formerly incarcerated at the Whittier State Reformatory, and in 1962 was moved to Camarillo as part of the California Youth Authority. The location is in northwestern Ventura, later the site of Vista Del Mar Hospital.
Possibly related to Los Angeles Times article, February 12, 1930, Gov. Tapia Arrives in City Today, Mexcian Official Will be Guest With Gov. Young at Dinner This Evening. … Both will be honor guests tonight at a banquet tendered by Alfonso Pesqueira, Consul of Mexico in Los Angeles. … attended by … Mayor Porter, President Austin of the Chamber of Commerce, State Senator Lyons, Sheriff Traeger, Emil Klika, president of the Bank of America at San Diego: Consul-General Lubbert of San Francisco, and other executives …
The Long Beach earthquake of 1933 took place on March 10, with a magnitude of 6.4, causing widespread damage to buildings throughout Southern California. The epicenter was offshore, southeast of Long Beach on the Newport-Inglewood Fault. An estimated fifty million dollars' worth of property damage resulted, and 120 lives were lost.
Wearing a protective helmet and boxing gloves King leans against the ring looking in the direction of the camera. Jerry offers him something to drink while Sam Levinsky and Harold Steinman stand on either side of King outside the ring. A crowd of seated men can be seen on the other side of the ring.
Art "Tillie" Shafer and Zeb Terry were members of the Stanford Alumni team that played against Stanford Varsity at Gilmore Stadium on March 26, 1936. Zeb Terry was a former shortstop for the Chicago Cubs and Art Shafer had played with the New York Giants.
Yacht belonging to Willitts J. Hole, Samona II, setting sail from Long Beach with ex-President Herbert Hoover and his fishing party. The fishing party consisted, apart from the ex-President and Mr. Hole, William L. Honnold, Arthur M. Hyde and Harvey S. Mudd.
This photograph appears with Los Angeles Times article, March 27, 1938, "Rancho Santa Anita, A Los Angeles County Beauty Spot. For many years closed to the public, the thirty-acre Rancho Santa Anita Park, with its lake, fifty-one varieties of shrubs and trees, some of them the largest in Southern California, and its historic buildings of the late E.J. (Lucky) Baldwin occupancy, now is open …"
The St. Francis Dam was a 200-foot high concrete gravity-arch dam built between 1924 and 1926 in St. Francisquito Canyon (near present-day Castaic and Santa Clarita). The dam collapsed on March 12, 1928 at two and a half minutes before midnight. The resulting flood killed more than 600 residents plus an unknown number of itinerant farm workers camped in San Francisquito Canyon, making it the 2nd greatest loss of life in California after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. It is considered the worst American civil engineering failure in the 20th century.
Lillian Copeland was an American athlete, who excelled in weight throwing. She has been called "the most successful female discus thrower in U.S. history," and held multiple titles in shot put and javelin throwing as well. In the 1928 Olympics she won the silver medal for the discus throw and in 1932 she won the gold medal in this event.
This photograph appears with the article, "Compton's Discus Sensation: Adrian Davis Enjoys Quick Jump to Fame: Compton Discus Thrower Confident He Will Some Day Toss Platter Beyond 160-Foot Mark," Los Angeles Times, 19 Mar. 1936: A9.
This photograph may be associated with the article, “Plotters Threaten Death-to Rancher; Demand $10,000: Extortioners [sic] Peril Rich Sportsman but Evade Intricate Man-Trap of Two Score Officers DOCTOR THREATENED IN EXTORTION PLOT,” Los Angeles Times, 5 Aug. 1935.
Christmas party organized by the Native Daughters of the Golden West for the children of Ruth Home. A Wayne Williams dressed as Santa Claus provided holiday gifts to some of the children - June Wightman, Leonard Young, Nancy Carter and Bob Young.
The American Bar Association held their 1935 convention in Los Angeles with events at the Biltmore and Philharmonic Auditorium. Approximately 3,000 barristers from around the country were in attendance.
La Vina Sanatorium (Sanitorium, Sanitarium) was founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1911. The original buildings burned down in 1935. It was rebuilt with designs by architects Myron Hunt and H. C. Chambers
Men with shovels clearing mud from a street after a catastrophic mudslide (in either January or October). A dump truck to collect the dirt is in the street and a commercial building is visible accross the street.
View of the shore of Isthmus Cove on Santa Catalina Island on the day of the Wrigley Ocean Marathon. Placards with the numbers assigned to the swimmers, on sticks stuck in the sand, line the shore along with a few small boats. A few marathon workers are among the placards and boats and a few spectators stand on the higher ground behind them with a small building in the distance. The absence of the swimmers indicates that the time is either somewhat before or after the 11:00 am start of the marathon.
Rose Parade spectators, including 2 men and 2 women, walking down a residential street carrying blankets and folding chairs. The debris on the parkway suggests that the time is after the parade has finished.
Peltzer was particularly interested in running on the Coliseum track, which he praised as a fast track. Two months after this photograph was taken he ran against local racers and set a new Southern California record. . During World War II, Peltzer was imprisoned by the Germans because was gay.
Spectators gather to watch the wreckage of a downed plane at 5715 Van Ness Avenue. Firemen and police administered first aid to the three injured occupants before sending them to hospital. The plane landed on the front lawn of a residential home in a densely populated neighborhood.
The float of the Rose Parade Queen, Muriel Cowan, features a large Russian Firebird composed of yellow chrysanthemums and lavender sweet peas at the front and three Russian mosques with domes covered in yellow pompoms at the back, behind the queen's throne. The queen is accompanied by six attendants (Dorothy Bruce, Emily Bettainer, Lynn Smith, Shirley Chamberlain, Catherine Butler and Lucille Spelts) and four outwalkers in gowns and veils are also visible, including Manon Harder in front on the left.
Close-up view of the "Peacock" float in the Tournament of Roses Parade with the queen, Marjorie Wise, with Betty Service and Gene Beerkle, maids in waiting seated in a pagoda-like structure at the back. Outwalkers carrying bouquets of roses, dressed as peacocks and attached to the float with pink ribbons. The photograph was taken on Orange Grove Blvd. before the start of the Rose Parade.