Committee chairman Senator John J. Phillips (center) at the meeting of a joint legislative committee composed of seven Senators and eight Assemblymen, which was appointed to investigate policies and practices of the State Relief Administration. Some topics discussed at the hearing included S.R.A. funding of crossing guards, the transfer of S.R.A. headquarters from San Francisco to Los Angeles, how the S.R.A. leases quarters, and financial conditions, including the controversial 40% cut of relief checks. This last point drew picketers from the Workers Alliance, who marched outside the State Building during the committee’s S.R.A. hearings.
Bat specimen brought back by a team of University of Southern California scientists from their exploration of the Gulf of Lower California on U.S.C.’s Velero III cruiser. The expedition was captained by Allan Hancock, president of the U.S.C. board of trustees, and included a team of three zoologists, an ornithologist, a botanist, an ichthyologist, a parasitologist, a scientific artist, a photographer, a collector, and an official observer for the Mexican government. The team brought back several thousands of specimens including birds, fish, mammals, algae, and parasites.
Actor Ben Lyon with his wife, actress Bebe Daniels, during a trial for 36-year-old war veteran Albert F. Holland. Holland's sanity was questioned after he wrote more than 150 love letters to Daniels and claimed to have married her in Mexico. During the case, Holland ran most of his own defense, including a lengthy cross-examination of Lyon. The jury ultimately found Holland to be insane and committed him to the state hospital.
Arial view of pickets from the Workers Alliance outside the State Building during the State Relief Administration hearings. The Workers Alliance was protesting a 40% cut to relief checks, which was one of the topics at the hearing. The hearing was led by an appointed committee of seven Senators and eight Assemblymen
Airline executive Paul A. Wright, defendant the "white flame" double homicide trial, photographed at his trial. Wright was charged with the shooting deaths of his wife Evelyn and best friend John Kimmel, whom he claimed to have caught in an "inappropriate" embrace in the Wright home. A map of the Wright home is visible behind the defendant.Wright's defense team, led by famed Los Angeles defense attorney Jerry Giesler, argued that Wright was not guilty by reason of insanity. The jury found Wright guilty of two counts of manslaughter, and subsequently ruled that he had been insane at his sanity trial.
A view from the juror's bench of accused murderer Paul A. Wright on the stand. Wright, an airline executive, was charged with the shooting deaths of his wife Evelyn and best friend John Kimmel, whom he claimed to have caught in an "inappropriate" embrace in the Wright home.Wright's defense team, led by famed Los Angeles defense attorney Jerry Giesler, argued that Wright was not guilty by reason of insanity. The jury found Wright guilty of two counts of manslaughter, and subsequently ruled that he had been insane at his sanity trial.
Widower Robert S. James sitting in a courtroom. James had lost his pregnant wife Mary Emma James after she drowned in their fish pool. A jury was unable to discern whether her drowning was accidental or intentional.
Photograph of two goats walking on a woodpile, which was featured in the annual Popular Photography exhibit displayed at Barker Bros. The exhibit features approximately 100 photographs from both amateur and professional photographers, which were chosen through an international contest