Roosevelt, along with other dignitaries, toured the city by motorcade during his first visit as President. Central Station was located at Fifth and Alameda Street. Man speaking to Roosevelt is unknown.
President Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt and mayor Frank Shaw in the back seat of a convertible car at Central Station (Central Ave. and 5th St.). Mrs. Roosevelt holds a large bouquet of roses and there is a crowd behind the automobile, with the presidential train car in the background.
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].
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.