Photograph of a commercial building on a street corner housing "Willys" automotive business heavily damaged by the Long Beach earthquake. The roof is caved in and the ground is covered in brick rubble. Signs read "Willys," and "Genuine Nash Parts."
After a lethal overdose of sleeping powder 28-year-old Mildred Gross was considered dead with a lack of reflexes, respiration, or pulse, but after several injections of the drug picrotoxin by Dr. A.D. Trotter she began to breathe again without regaining consciousness. 11 hours later she passed away, survived by her husband and two sons.
Letter purported to have been written by William F. Gettle during his five-day kidnapping ordeal. The letter was likely sent to attorney Ernest E. Noon, who acted as intermediary between the family and the kidnappers. Noon was preparing to deliver $75,000 in ransom money to the kidnappers before they were captured in a separate bank robbery sting.
Another court document for a C. C. Julian case has a caption identifying it as an exhibit in a case in Judge Doran's court (image ark no. 21198/zz002cv8xp). Proceedings against C. C. Julian in Judge Doran's court are reported in the Los Angeles Times from 1926 through 1928.
Photograph of a woman and man at a table in on a commercial street where the buildings have been damaged by the Long Beach earthquake. The sidewalks and gutter are littered with bricks fallen from the buildings. There are objects on the table, a panel rests against the table, and a desk lamp is beneath the table. A sign in the window of a storefront reads "Brost Shop..."
View towards the Aranbe Hotel, heavily damaged by the Long Beach earthquake. The exterior walls are missing and the street is full of rubble. A power shovel is scooping up the debris for 2 waiting dump trucks. Signs on the power shovel and dump trucks read "Owl Truck & Materials Co." In the foreground, a lone man sweeps the street with a push broom.
La Vina Sanatorium (Sanitorium, Sanitarium) was founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1911. The original buildings burned down in 1935. It was rebuilt with designs by architects Myron Hunt and H. C. Chambers.
Related to the article, "Eastern Visitors Provide Incentive for Clubwomen's Out-of-Doors Parties. Intimate Grill Suppers Popular Summer Entertainment for Many Clubwomen. Grill Suppers Predominate on Gala List. Mrs. L. F. X. Wilhelm Among Prominent Hostesses." Los Angeles Times, 4 Aug. 1935: B8.