This photograph shows two men and one child. The man standing on the left is Waldo T. Tupper, manager of the show. The man on the right (wearing glasses) is Uncle John, who is working the LA Times booth. The child in the middle of the two men is unidentified.
A group of unidentified members of the Lions Club stand on a train while waving goodbye as they depart for Mexico City. They hold a paper sign that reads in English “Headquarters Griffith Park Lions Club”. There is also a circular sign hanging from the train that reads “Lions International Fourth District”.
The gourd that Mr. Casad is holding has the following carved onto it in English: “When the people show as much enterprise in the solution of this depression as our President Franklin Delano Roosevelt does, this depression will soon be over. This is the people’s problem as much as his. Signed Roland C. Casad, Covina, California”.
Photograph of a “Golden Rule” notebook belonging to William Edward Hickman. Hickman kidnapped for ransom and murdered Marion Parker, aged 12. The notebook was retrieved after Hickman's capture in Echo, Oregon, and was investigated to ascertain whether Hickman had a female accomplice in Parker’s kidnapping. It is not clear whether the notebook was photographed in 1927 or 28. Hickman was executed at San Quentin, October 19, 1928.
This photograph may be associated with the article, “Guarded From Kidnap Threat: BRUCE HOME UNDER GUARD Film Writer Tells How She Received Warning on Kidnaping Plot,” Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 1936: A3.
Photograph of Ronald Mansbridge, representative of the Cambridge University Press, with the Rare Book Exhibition at the downtown Central Library of the Los Angeles Public Library. In the display case there are some photos of old portraits, some rare books, and two informational signs in English. The small paper on the top reads, “Four centuries of printing, An exhibition of books printed at the University Press, Cambridge, England,” and the large panel underneath reads, “Cambridge University Press, In Past Centuries, Books by Erasmus, Newton, Harvey, Donne, Gray, Milton, King Hames I. In recent times, Kelvin, Jebb, ‘Q’, Jeans, Eddington, Rutherford, Whitehead. 1521-1931”.
28-year-old Mildred Gross had been declared dead at Georgia Street Receiving Hospital from an overdose of sleeping powder. But over the course of an hour Dr. A.D. Trotter administered several intravenous injections to Mrs. Gross that successfully restored her pulse, respiration, and reflexes, even though she did not regain consciousness.
Door to the jury room photographed during the trial of Louise Peete, accusing of killing Jacob Denton. On the right is a diagram of the 2nd floor of the house of Jacob Denton, where Denton was murdered, with a label reading "Plan of second floor of 675 So. Catalina St. Los Angeles, Cal. Surveyed by County Surveyor. November, 1920. Scale 1" = 2'"
USC football coach Howard Jones (left) shakes hands with UCLA co-founder Ernest Carroll Moore while UCLA football coach William Spaulding (second from right) shakes hands with USC president Rufus B. von Kleinsmid.
Handwritten note relating to images (ark nos. 21198/zz002dd809 and 21198/zz002dd81t) of Mary Fiesel, which reads, "L.A. Times employee (Statistical Dept.) involved w/ "Times" Drama Club + often pictured w/ objects, seized contraband, + other things the Times was illustrating!"
Mrs. Flora Doering holds baby daughter Jeanne Doering. Mrs. Doering's eyes are on her baby as the younger Doering stares happily at the camera. Mrs. Doering wears a hat and top with a skirt. Jeanne wears a baby cap and a light-colored dress. In the background a partially hidden sign reads, "Department [...] Calendar [...] Tuesdays [...] at 2 P.M. [...] Files must [...] to clerk [...]"
Photograph of Jailer John L. Uhlik leading two cows to the Hollywood Police Station after they were found walking around Hollywood. He is standing on the sidewalk in front of a sign that states English, “CITY ORDINANCE, HOLLYWOOD POLICE STATION, NO PARKING”. Behind him is the police station.
Second page of the suicide note left by Leslie Ray Raymond, who killed himself by asphyxiation by inhalation of automobile emission. He had been a radio announcer in Oakland, California, known as "Brother Bob." In his suicide note he confesses having an affair with his niece.
Dancing Chinese lion during festival in Chinatown on unpaved street with spectators on the sidewalk. The man supporting the front holds the lion's head high above his own head and is smiling. There is allot of dust or smoke in the foreground. A sign on a commercial building reads: "Eastern Grocery Co."
Just to make them feel at home, a thirty-eight-foot oil derrick has been erected in the lobby of the Biltmore for the 3000 delegates to the sixteenth annual meeting of the American Petroleum Institute, which will continue for five days.
The Long Beach earthquake of 1933 took place on March 10, with a magnitude of 6.4, causing widespread damage to buildings throughout Southern California. The epicenter was offshore, southeast of Long Beach on the Newport-Inglewood Fault. An estimated fifty million dollars' worth of property damage resulted, and 120 lives were lost.
Suicide notes found on the body of A. R. Driskell, grandfather of Welby Hunt, accomplice with William Edward Hickman in the murder of pharmacist C. Ivy Toms. The handwriting was not analyzed when Driskell took his life (May 25, 1927), but his relationship to Hunt and Hickman brought his death into question during the C. Ivy Toms murder investigation and trial (1927-1928). Both Welby Hunt and William Hickman are referenced in the notes. Initial handwriting comparisons suggested that not all the notes were written by Driskell. An investigation led by George Contreras, chief investigator for the District Attorney's office, concluded that the death was a suicide.
Louise Peete was convicted on Feb. 5, 1921 of first-degree murder in the death of Jacob Denton. She served 18 years in San Quentin before being released. In 1945 she was convicted of a second murder, this time of Margaret Logan, a wealthy woman who had supported Peete while she was in prison. For the second murder she was given the death penalty, and in 1947 became the second woman to be executed in California.
This photograph appears with the article, “WOMAN AIDE AND BANDITS’ HEAD HUNTED: Gang Linked to Many Hold-ups Survivor in El Monte Gun Battle Reported to Have Confessed to Six,” Los Angeles Times, 2 Feb. 1936: 1.
After a quarrel with evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson regarding accusations of abuse Vivian Denton returned to her residence in such a state of distress that she attempted to commit suicide by drinking a bottle of poison.
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.
A close-up photograph of the medal. It bears a profile outline of Roosevelt and two rows of words encircling his depiction. The outermost description is: Franklin Delano Roosevelt 31st President of the United States, and the innermost is: 1933 1937 John Nance Garner Vice President
Related to article, "Lindbergh Up to Old Tricks. "Slim" Leads Musketeers in Thrilling Stunts. Many Air Racers Arrive at Mines Field Goal. Close Finish Lends Drama to Class "b" Contest." Los Angeles Times, 13 Sept. 1928: A1.
Related to the photo piece, "Construction Progresses on Arthur Letts, Jr., Dwelling," Los Angeles Times, 6 Feb. 1927: E6. The caption reports that plants and trees for the landscaping were being provided by the estate of Letts deceased father (Holmby House in Los Feliz), who had an extensive garden of several acres in. The garden of his father's estate was destroyed in 1927 for development and rare plants also went to the Huntington Gardens.
Photograph of Yvonne Morris sitting at a desk and holding a calendar set to March 13. She smiles at the camera and points to the number 13. In front of her are piles of papers, and behind he is a bookshelf and a filing cabinet.
Photograph of a typescript document that lists the people in related photograph 21198/zz002dfwq9, including three additional attendees not pictured, and reads, "Basque Fiesta—Bishop and Mrs. W. Bertrand Stevens, Mrs. Levering Moore, chairman of the Bishop’s Guild and Miss Shirley Wells, leading lady as “Chloe in the extravaganza, “Damon’s Damsel.” Basque Fiesta ([…] Girls). Marjorie Laird, Charlotte Sloane and Mildred Gilbert."
Marion Parker was kidnapped for ransom on December 15, 1927 by William Edward Hickman. Two days later, Marion's remains were found by her father, Perry Parker, on the lawn of 432 S. Manhattan Place- just moments after exchanging $1500 for Marion, whom he presumed to be alive. Hickman was ultimately tried and sentenced to death for the crime. He was executed at San Quentin, October 19, 1928.
Related to the article, "City Attracts Traffic Study. St. Louis Officials Arrive to Get Pointers. Methods Here Declared to be Outstanding. Los Angeles Lauded, for Its Progressive Program." Los Angeles Times, 7 Sept. 1930: A1.
Baseball pitcher Satchel Paige after a pitch. The location may be Thomas Jefferson High School. A sign on the fence in the background reads: "New, Clean Grade-Marked Lumber, $1800 per 1000 ft., Owens-parks Lumber Co., 2100 E. 38th St., 5 blocks East" which is a Los Angeles address.
Commander Benjamin Orames, General Edward J. Higgins, Catherine Higgins, and Colonel Arthur Daniel Jackson of the Salvation Army stand in front of the train by which they arrived to Los Angeles. The men wear hats that read “Salvation Army” and uniforms. Catherine Higgins, Edward J. Higgins’s wife, holds a large bouquet of roses.