Insets: Tabla de distancias.--Tabla estadistica.--Carta de los caminos &c. desde Vera Cruz y Alvarado a Mejico.--Profile of the route between Mexico and Vera Cruz.--Profile of the route b[e]tween Mexico and Acapulco.--Map showing the battle grounds of the 8th and 9th May 1846. By J. H. Eaton.--Chart of the bay of Vera Cruz. Drawn by order of V. Admiral Baudin
Photograph of participants in the Olvera Street memorial service for Los Angeles Times columnist Harry Carr, beneath a striped canvas awning with mourners beneath umbrellas further back. The Chito Montoya stringed orchestra plays in the foreground and singers face a microphone (for radio KMTR), in the center. It is draped with a black wreath and black-rimmed photograph of Mr. Carr bearing the farewell "Vaya Va Con Dios." Ernesto A. Romero, Vice-Culsul for Mexico in Los Angeles, wears a trench coat and glasses (right). In front of him in a black lace veil and holding a sheet of music is Consuela de Bonzo, a Mexican community leader (owner of the restaurant Casa La Golondrina at 17 Olvera St.).
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 This more recent column references the image's subject as part of the Los Angeles Public Library's collection of historical documents.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.