Mayor Shaw and Governor Merriam pose together in front of a crowd. Frank Finley Merriam served as the 28th Governor of California from June 2, 1934 until January 2, 1939. Frank L Shaw was Mayor of Los Angeles from 1933 to September 16, 1938.
Group portrait of former mayors George E. Cryer, John C. Porter, W.D. Stephens, Meredith P. Snyder, and F.T. Woodman, gathered to support Republican gubernatorial candidate Frank F. Merriam. George Edward Cryer served as mayor from 1921-1929. John Clinton Porter served as mayor from 1929-1933. William Dennison Stephens served as mayor from 1909 and Governor of California from 1917-1923. Meredith Pinxton Snyder served as mayor in 1897-1898, 1900-1904, and 1919-1921. Frederick Thomas Woodman served as mayor from 1916-1919.
28th Governor of California Frank Finley Merriam (back right) and actress/musician/politician Adele Arbo (back left) with five young women, presumably participants in a beauty contest. Contestants include (left to right); Sibyl D. Slinkard, Betty Meguire, Laura Kerr, Marjorie Owens, and Helen Gilbert. Photo may possibly have been taken at the San Bernadino Orange Show. Dates given for the photo are based on the dates of Merriam's tenure as Governor.
Governor Merriam and a party of state officials and Legionnaires departed for St. Louis to the American legion convention in order to convince Legionnaires to meet in Los Angeles for their next convention.
This photograph appears with the article, “Impressive Exercises Mark Los Angeles’ Observance of Armistice Day: Battle Just Beginning, Armistice Crowd Told Merriam Urges Renewal of Fight for American Principles in Speech to 20,000 at Coliseum,” Los Angeles Times, 13 Nov. 1934: A1.