Woman on horseback wearing a hat, short jacket and matching trousers and waving to the spectators. Her white horse is decorated with a garland. Another rider follows her in the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Maxine Hall, in knit dress, and Virginia Allabach, in light jacket and dark skirt, seated in garden chairs, with Margaret Johnson, in light suit, and Mary Ann Flock, in light suit with large buttons, seated on arms of chairs, on lawn with house and rosebushes in background
Luther Standing Bear, aka Ota Kte (meaning Plenty Kill) or Mochunozhin, was a Native American writer and actor. Although Standing Bear achieved many successes by American standards, including becoming a member of the Actor's Guild of Hollywood, the plight of his people remained foremost in his mind. The Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890 was particularly disturbing to him. Standing Bear published books during his lifetime to educate the public about Native American and Lakota culture and government policies toward his people. These included My People the Sioux (1928), Land of the Spotted Eagle (1933), and Stories of the Sioux (1934). In 1939, he died of the flu while on the set of the film Union Pacific. He is buried in Los Angeles, California's Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
Bird's-eye view of about 75 Shriners, led by color guard, most wearing fezes, jackets, and capes, marching in Shriners' parade, with spectators and cars on both sides, buildings in background, signs reading Gatke Brake Shop, Auto Insurance Loans, Auto Loans
Side view of a small passenger viewing boat, perhaps in the San Pedro Harbor during a flight of the Goodyear-Zeppelin airship (blimp) mooring on the USS Patoka. The Patoka was a Navy fleet oiler which served as the mooring ship for the short-lived Navy airship, the Shenandoah.
Three women stand beside the Colton display at the National Orange Show. The display is lined with oranges and topped with a dome. There are paintings at the center, the visible one bearing the caption, "Industry and Freight." A sign on the display reads, "Colton has abundant supply of the purest water in this district and is a very healthy place to live," and another reads, "Colton is the heart of the Orange Empire." Other displays are visible in the background, including one featuring a car. A man and a woman are standing in the background.
Shereshewfsky was facing trial for the death of his and his sister's elderly landlord, William E. Simpson. An argument between the man and Shereshewfsky turned violent, when Simpson fell down and died from a skull fracture. Shereshewfsky is referred to with a surname of "Pearl" in early newspaper articles relating to the trial. Additionally his first name is spelled as "Philip" or "Phillip" in various articles. The family possibly used both last names interchangeably. As for Simpson, his birth year and age are suspect. His census and official records do not correspond to the age the articles cite.
Divine Order of the Royal Arms of the Great Eleven was founded by May Blackburn and her daughter Ruth Wieland Rizzio in the 1920s. The two women believed they were high priestesses who were charged by Angel Gabriel to write two books that would "reveal all the mysteries of life and death and heaven and earth." The cult was investigated for the death of a child Willa Rhoads and the disappearance of some of the cult's members. All of these investigations were started by a complaint made by Clifford R. Dabney, who charged that he gave Blackburn $40,000 to finish writing the books but the books never materialized.
President of the Jonathan Club, William P. Jeffries (far right), next to his daughter Sally (or Sarah) Jefferies and his wife Laura. They are dressed for a special occasion. The women on the left are unidentified.
Photograph of a former synagogue narrow, pointed windows, finished in clapboard siding and with a circular Star of David window on the main façade above the entrance. The "rooms" sign above the doorway indicates that the building was repurposed as a boarding house. A man is seated in the garden in front of the building and the building is situated between an automotive shop, with the sign "[Co]mplete Lubrication," and an industrial building, perhaps a factory.
This photograph was likely taken on September 5, 1931, during the Transportation Day parade. Thousands of spectators gathered to watch the Parade on opening weekend of la Fiesta de Los Angeles. The parade route was along Broadway, East First and Main Streets.
Bird's-eye view of alley and rear entrances of commercial buildings, with State Street running through center, possibly following rebuilding after 1925 earthquake, with mountains under cloudy sky in background. Business signs read: Don [Bon?] Ton Market, Dollar Sale, Cafeteria, City Cafe Chop Suey, Rose [Theatre], Michel A. Levy Shoes Hosiery, 917 State St. Women's Wear Millinery, Osborne's Book Store. In alley in foreground: sheds, debris, about 6 parked cars, woman in dark dress and light apron