Postmaster-General James A. Farley sits on the Los Angeles Breakfast Club's sawhorse mascot, which is marked "HAM." Mayor Shaw stands to his left and Senator McAdoo to his right. Others stand around for photo. Gigantic bouquet stands in the foreground.
This photograph is very similar to another one of this event published with the caption: A Surprise That Didn't Alarm Chief Scott: Presenting hand-illuminated book, signed by every member of fire department, to Fire Chief Scott are, left to right, Mrs. Addie Scott, Fire Commissioner Lewis, Harlan L. De Witt of Fireman's Relief Association, and Mayor Shaw. The Surprise party marked the chief's thirtieth year with the department. [Los Angeles Times, 12 July 1935: A12].
Construction company vice-president F.J. Anderson and mayor Frank Shaw seated, signing papers at table with books, papers, gavel, and pens, with Roger Jessup, Frances Beatty, Hugh Thatcher, Harry Baine, and John Quinn standing behind them. They are in the new quarters (as of 1932) of the County Supervisors on the 5th floor of the Hall of Records, located at 220 N. Broadway. The walls of the room are decorated with laurel panel molding above marble panels.
Pictured from left to right: Studebaker Corporation executive Paul G. Hoffman, Los Angeles Mayor Frank L. Shaw, and Bank of America executive Walter J. Braunschweiger stand surrounding a cake that reads, "47th Anniversary." In the background, a large chandaliered room can be seen, with suited men seated at white-clothed tables. Photograph was taken at the Chamber of Commerce's 47th anniversary event in the Biltmore Hotel's Biltmore Bowl, the hotel's ballroom. S.E. Gates (not pictured), as president of the Rotary Club, co-organized the luncheon.