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.
A series of special events and entertainment including parades, music, and a coronation ceremony honoring the King and Queen of the festival - Thomas W. Temple and Gabriela Quiroz are some events of the three-day festival marking the Old Mission's 164th birthday anniversary.
The history of the locket's ownership is traced as such: after Washington's death it was given to Col. Tonsard. In 1916 it was given to Maud Yoder by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stocker - Mrs. Stocker's maiden name was Clara Baldwin, daughter of E.J. Baldwin. Col. Tonsard is assumed to be an ancestor of Stocker's mother, who was a friend of Maud Yoder. And now it is in the possession of Chas A. Kemper.
A group of women surround two models, one wearing an evening dress from the style of 1933, and the second wearing a dress from the style 50 years previous. The model's clothing is part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of J.W. Robinson Co department store.
Emil Ludwig stands at center and looks to the camera while exiting a train car. In one hand, he holds a hat and book; he rests the other hand in his jacket pocket. He is captured mid-stride as he steps down the railroad car's steps. The car is viewed close-up and occupies the background. Directly behind Mr. Ludwig, the interior of the train car is visible.
George Godfrey, "The Leiperville Shadow," was the ring name of Feab Smith Williams, a heavyweight boxer from the state of Alabama who fought from 1919-1937. Godfrey twice won the World Colored Heavyweight Championship. In 2003, Godfrey was named to the Ring Magazine's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time.
Photographs of different events from the same track meet appear with the article, "TROJAN TRACK TEAM OVERWHELMS OXY, 107 TO 33: BUD HOUSER GRABS OFF TRIO OF FIRST PLACES U.S.C. Athletes Score Clean Sweep in Five Events; Les Heilman Breaks Trojan Record TROJAN TRACK OUTFIT WINS," Los Angeles Times, 21 Feb. 1926: A1
An athlete participates in the Pacific Fleet track meet and is captured mid-jump during the broad jump competition. The landing pit extends across the foreground and back to the right. At center, a jumper hovers in mid-air, facing slightly left. He jumps with his knees pulled close to his chest and with both of his arms flayed to his sides. Along the left edge of the pit, two meet officials hold a measuring tape. Several other athletes stand behind them and watch the jumper.
This photograph appears with Los Angeles Times article, December 9, 1932, Seven Sworn in as Members of California Judicial Council. Seven court chiefs, representing all types of California tribunals, were sworn in as members of the Judicial Council of the State of California yesterday by Chief Justice Waste of the State Supreme Court, ex-officio chairman of the council.
Ex-President Herbert Hoover with part of his fishing party, William L. Honnold, mining engineer and former associate [right] and Willitts J. Hole, owner of the yacht Samona II [left]. The stand on the deck of the yacht in front of a window sign reading, "Samona II."
This is a picture of Dr. Joseph Morton Howell, physician and ex Consul-General as well as Minister Plenipotentiary to Egypt and the Near East in 1921-27, during his extended Los Angeles lecture and vacation visit. Dr. Howell poses for the photograph at a desk covered with papers, dressed in a three-piece suit, complete with tie and a pocket square.
Related to Los Angeles Times article, "Dentists Begin Meeting Here; Concern Voiced by Leader Over Neglect of Teeth Due to Depression; State Hygienists' Association Group Also Registered for Proceedings," 5 Jun. 1934: A5.