An out-of-focus photograph, from left to right of Keeper E. D. Hardy, Theodore "Pete" Lohman, H. H. West and Frank Mellus posing with ducks during a shoot at the Sunset Gun Club. The group is clustered together on an embankment, left-of-center. Keeper Hardy kneels at far left and looks to the camera. Next to him, Theodore Lohman stands and holds a gun over his shoulder as he looks towards the left. H. H. West stands to the right of Lohman and looks to the camera. In front of H. H. West, Frank Mellus kneels on the ground while handling the ducks. He faces towards the left and looks to the camera. Several ducks lie on the ground in front of the group. Behind them, a pond stretches into the distance.
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..."
"Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, How does Your Garden Grow?" was the theme of this float, entered by the elementary schools of Pasadena. Mary is represented by Gladys Brooks and the other girls on the float are Ramona Martin, Kathryn Snyder, Eleanor Bothell, Phyllis Williams and Frances Ewer. The float is shown at the intersection of Colorado Blvd. and Orange Grove Blvd.
After being married for over ten years, Dorothy Ceballos is divorcing dance director husband Larry Ceballos, who she claims would stay away from their home all night and generally neglected her. She is asking for a weekly allowance to support her and their 5-year-old daughter Joy Rosalia.
During a visit by Herbert Hoover, two sailors in a small boat push a trunk to a sailor on a wharf as other sailors attend with three Naval officers also present at the Banning Company Lumber Wharf in San Pedro.
View towards sightseers at the base of scenic desert cliffs in Red Rock Canyon which look like thick columns of rock standing in rows, one on top of the other. Four sightseers are visible next to 4 automobiles and a white tent.
Related to the articles, “Blimp Volunteer Finds Mooring to Floating Mast at Harbor Easy,” Los Angeles Times, 24 Feb. 1932: A3, and “Ship Could Moor Zeppelin: Patoka, Equipped to Anchor Air Liner in Emergency, Has Received No Orders to be Prepared,” Los Angeles Times, 15 Oct. 1928: 2.
"Mandalay" float representing the love boat in the play "East is West." One participant is wearing a traditional Chada hat and costume while others don tunics and round hats. The float was entered by the city of Whittier.
View of 4 men working on a flood-damaged section of railroad track with long wrenches after the failure of the Saint Francis Dam. The Santa Paula branch line of the Southern Pacific was almost totally destroyed.
Undated photograph of Columbia R. James (also, possibly Mrs. George E. Bunker?), wife of Los Angeles police detective lieutenant Frank "Lefty" James, posing with two dogs on a lawn. A building and shrubs can be seen in the background.
This photograph is very similar to one that appears with the article, "New Invention Portrays Third Dimension: 'Celestial Sphere' Devised to Instruct Aerial Navigators," Los Angeles Times, 25 Nov. 1933: A12.
View of City Hall steps with crowd gathered for unemployed meeting during the depression, Los Angeles. Sign at center podium appears to read "Los Angeles Unemployed Workers Assn." Street signs read "N. Spring St." and "New High St." Sing on post also reads "... Sacrifice."
USC football coach Howard Jones (left) shakes hands with UCLA co-founder Ernest Carroll Moore while UCLA football coach William Spaulding (second from right) shakes hands with USC president Rufus B. von Kleinsmid.
The "Making of the Mission Bells" float features a floral rendition of the San Gabriel Mission at the back of the float with a priest (Raoul de Ramirez), and a forge in the front with a blacksmith (George Gantus), and another man in a cape (Arnoldo de Ramirez) and 4 visible ladies in Spanish dress (there were 5 in all: Norma Dana, Laurita Lugo, Calrito Lugo, Floretta Cortez, and Gracia Didier). The float was entered by the city of San Gabriel and is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Pat Graham and two unidentified women pose with the Ontario display at the National Orange Show. The display consists of a Wells Fargo wagon, bearing the words, "Wells Fargo Express - U. S. Mail. Banning & Co." Ms. Graham stands in the door of the wagon, holding oranges. Another woman sits in the driver's seat holding a gun and an orange, and the third woman stands in front of the display holding a shotgun. There are portraits leaning against the steps up to the display, and the steps are also lined with oranges.
At the Tenth Olympiad banquet at the Biltmore, John C. Porter (Mayor of Los Angeles), Frank Merriam (Lieutenant Governor 1932-1934), Harry Chandler, James Rolph (Governor of California 1931-1934), 1 unidentified man, Adolph Schleicher (President of the Chamber of Commerce), Charles Curtis (Vice President 1929-1933) and others seated on one side of a banquet table in the Biltmore Hotel ballroom.