Six men at the Lincoln Club's annual dinner commemorating Abraham Lincoln at the California Club. From left to right: Russ Avery, former judge; Dr. Richard von Kuhlmann; William May Garland, president of the club; John Hays Hammond, noted engineer and one of the guests of honor; Dr. David P. Barrows, former University of California president; Dr. Rufus B. von KleinSmid, president of the University of Southern California.
Prince Kaya of Japan (left) in front of the Lt. Col. Shunzo Kido memorial plaque on the World Peace Bridge on Mount Rubidoux, with Rufus B. von Kleinsmid (President of the University of Southern California, center), Tomokazu Hori (Japanese consul of Southern California, 2nd from right) and 2 others. The plaque reads: "During the Equestrian Games of the 10th Olympiad Lt. Col. Shunzo Kido Turned Aside From the Prize to Save His Horse. He Heard the Low Voice of Mercy, Not the Loud Acclaim of Glory. 1934. Erected by the Riverside Humane Society. Unveiled in the Presence of H.I.H. Prince Tsunenori Kaya"
View of crowd at dedication ceremony and tree planting at Olympic Park (Exposition Park). From left to right: Count Henri de Baillet-Latour, president of the International Olympic Committee; William M. Bowen, with his grandson Ralph O. Chick; William May Garland; Rufus B. von KleinSmid; Governor James Rolph. An unidentified man stands beside Gov. Rolph. The University of Southern California campus can be seen in the background.
A different photograph of Dr. Rufus B. von Kleinsmid taken on the same occasion appears with the article, "Educator's Work Brings Distinction From Aboard; Honor Paid Von KleinSmid; French Decoration for Aiding Learning Pinned on Educator at Notable Biltmore Gathering," Los Angeles Times, 11 Jan. 1928: A1.
Photograph of (L to R) Charles J. Griffin (president of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce), Tom Mix (actor, master of ceremonies), Dr. Rufus B. von Kleinsmid (president of the University of Southern California), and actors Will Rogers, and Fred Stone.
Rufus B. Von KleinSmid, in academic gown, speaking at a ceremony at University of Southern California, with audience, some in caps and gowns, some in coats and jackets, standing at right, with Trojan statue in background