Samuel Morris announcing with spectators behind him that he is quitting the Pasadena Water Department and taking a job as a teacher at Stanford. The speech looks to be given at the Morris Dam which was dedicated to him and Pasadena by Herbert Hoover for his 22 years of service at the Pasadena Water Department as Chief Engineer & General Manager.
From left to right, architect John C. Austin and industrialist Adolph Schleicher stand in an office. Adolph Schleicher stands, facing slightly left, and holds papers in his hand. Beside him, John C. Austin stands, facing camera, and looks down towards the papers Adolph Schleicher holds. A desk is barely visible passing behind them. On the back wall, at right, a painting of the Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena hangs.
At left, ambulance driver Charles W. Clendening appears to either punch in or punch out of work at the Los Angeles County General Hospital. He wears a white uniform and cap. He stands in profile, facing right, and operates a punch clock that sits on a counter. Behind and to the right of him, L. C. Laurie, chief ambulance driver, wears a suit as he speaks on the telephone.