Referenced in more recent article, "Dusting Off the Pages From California's Past," [Los Angeles Times, September 28, 1983]. There is no related article from photograph's time period. This more recent column references the image's subject as part of the Los Angeles Public Library's collection of historical documents. The printed document in the photograph is an original decree establishing Los Angeles as the new capital of the Mexican territory of Alta California. It is signed by then Secretary of the State, Jose Maria Gutierrez de Estrada, on behalf of the interim president of Mexico, Miguel Barragan. The names of other persons, printed in the decree, include: Basilio Arillaga, Deputy President; Antonio Pacheco Leal, President of the Senate; Demetrio del Castillo, Deputy Secretary; and Manuel Miranda, Secretary of the Senate. It is dated May 23, 1935.
Photograph of Bud Langley (Lawrence Dwight Langley), football player for the University of Southern California, on a sports field with buildings in the background. His right leg is extended upward because he has just kicked a football.
In 1926-1927, Crown Prince Gustav Adolf and Crown Princess Louise of Sweden made an international trip around the world to benefit Swedish interests, which was described as a great success, especially the trip to the USA, during which they travelled over the nation from New York to San Francisco.
Photograph of eleven child actors posing for a group portrait with Judge McComb, in the judge's office, on the occasion of receiving approved contracts. McComb is handing a contract to actress Peggy Terry and the other actresses are already holding theirs.
Possibly related to the article “Girl Gets Way--In Air, Injunction Denied in Fight to Bar Actress From Plane Trip,” Los Angeles Times, 1 Mar. 1927: 11. The article states: Petition for an injunction to prevent Helene Millard, an actress at a Hollywood theater, from flying to the bedside of her father, Royal Millard, reported ill in San Francisco, was denied yesterday by Judge Baird after the court had inspected the airplane said to have been chartered by Miss Millard, and pronounced it safe for the flight. …
"Alice in Wonderland" float in the form of an open book with "Once upon a time" written on the left page. The Red queen is played by Cricket Caukin, the March Hare is played by Marvel Purrucker, the mad Hatter is played by Jean Bellinger, Alice is played by Dorothy Clayton, the little fairy is Laura Jacobson and Eugene Ober and Eugene Pitzer are the gnomes. The float was entered by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and this photograph was taken on Orange Grove Blvd. before the start of the Rose Parade.
Photograph of a uniformed man unloading a box from an armored car on commercial street after the Long Beach earthquake. A policeman stands nearby and a dolly is on the sidewalk next to the armored car. Spectators watch from across the street.
James K. Spencer (90) with his wife Sarah M. Kelsey Payne Spencer (84) celebrating his 90th birthday and their sixty-eight years of togetherness. Both were born in Indiana and were married in Kansas in 1867, when Mrs. Spencer was 16 years old. The couple lived in several states and resided in Los Angeles from 1930. They had six children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Newton D. Baker, former Secretary of War (left), and Dr. Ernest James Jaqua, first president of Scripps College for Women (right), in cap and gown in front of an ivy-covered Scripps campus building on the day of the dedication of the college.
Related to Los Angeles Times article, “Three Local Boys Compete In Mexican Track Championships: Ramos, Luna and Castillo, High School Products, to Participate in Tampico Classic Next Month," 30 Aug. 1933: A9.
Three judges assembled at the judge's bench in the courtroom of Alred E. Paonessa (L to R): Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court William H. Waste, Municipal Court Alfred E. Paonessa and California Supreme Court Associate Justice Emmet Seawell.