Copy photograph of a studio portrait of 16-year-old Elvi Ojala. Ojala wears a primped, short hairstyle, a brooch of a small bouquet of flowers, and a light-colored top or dress.Ojala went missing in 1935 and this photo may have been used alongside a story informing the public of her disappearance. This is unconfirmed as no article has been found. It is unknown what ultimately happened to the girl.
Mrs. Flora Doering holds baby daughter Jeanne Doering. Mrs. Doering's eyes are on her baby as the younger Doering stares happily at the camera. Mrs. Doering wears a hat and top with a skirt. Jeanne wears a baby cap and a light-colored dress. In the background a partially hidden sign reads, "Department [...] Calendar [...] Tuesdays [...] at 2 P.M. [...] Files must [...] to clerk [...]"
Related to the article “Throng Joins in Formal Launching of Annual Festival of Arts at Laguna Beach, Life Given Paintings, Subjects Pose in Frame, Celebrities of Stage and Screen Introduced to Visiting Crowd, Theater, Salon and Large Group of Booths Form Attraction Center,” Los Angeles Times, 29 Aug. 1934.
On Wednesday, October 30, 1895, Armenians were massacred in Erzurum and the surrounding Armenian villages. American journalist William Sachtleben happened to be in Erzurum at that time, investigating the disappearance of American cyclist Frank Lenz. During the massacre Sachtleben was in the American mission building, where over 200 Armenians fled for protection. Sachtleben witnessed the aftermath of the massacre; he took photographs of the victims in the Armenian Cemetery and wrote three lengthy and detailed letters about the massacre that were published, unsigned and attributed to an Occasional Correspondent, in the London Times on November 16, 27 and December 9. In the Nov. 16 letter he wrote: "Saturday, Nov. 2...I went with one of the cavasses of the English Legation, a soldier, my interpreter, and a photographer (Armenian) to the Armenian Gregorian Cemetery. The municipality had sent down a number of bodies, friends had brought more, and a horrible sight met my eyes. Along the wall on the north in a row 20ft. wide and 150ft. long, lay 321 dead bodies of the massacred Armenians..." In the Times Nov. 27 letter, Sachtleben wrote: "The number of houses of Armenians in Erzerum is about 2,000...Of these 2,000 houses, about 1,500 to 1,800 are completely emptied of their contents. Many families, formerly well-to-do, are now completely in poverty, having lost all their goods in the shops and all their household articles as well..."
View of Thomas Allen riding a Humber bicycle at the Hippodrome of Constantinople (Sultanahmet Meydanı) in Istanbul as 3 men watch and one man walks past, with the Walled Obelisk (Constantine Obelisk) in the middle ground and the Sultanahmet Camii (Mosque of Sultan Ahmet I) in the background.