William L. Brashear receiving a gift from M. A. Nugent at his birthday/retirement party from the Southern Pacific Railroad Company. I. A. Cain squats to the left holding a birthday cake and a large crowd of railroad employees is gathered around the lounge chair Brashear is seated in.
William L. Brashear receiving a gift from M. A. Nugent (right) at his birthday/retirement party from the Southern Pacific Railroad Company. I. A. Cain stands to the left holding a birthday cake and a large crowd of railroad employees is gathered around the lounge chair Brashear is seated in.
Child actors Billy, Bobby, Delmar and Garry Watson gathered around an ignited firework on the Fourth of July. The Watson family was known as "the first family of Hollywood" and included at least nine children that acted in motion pictures.
Military personnel (one in a diving suit) clink bottles during the Army-Navy Maneuvers that took place off the coast of Southern California at the end of 1946. The goal of the war games was to practice two maneuvers: Operation Mountain Goat, an amphibious landing designed to dislodge "enemy" troops, and Operation Oilskin, a landing to cut off "enemy" communications. The Army, Navy, and Marine Corps aircrafts participated in the exercise.
Representatives from Oakland marching in the California Admission Day Parade held in Santa Monica. The parade, led by Governor Merriam, was a feature event of the three day Admission Day celebration, which commemorated the 87th anniversary of the day California became a state
Two unidentified men share a box of Cracker Jack on a bench during the annual Iowa Picnic. The Iowa Picnic was an annual gathering of Iowans living in Los Angeles and Long Beach. The gathering brought together over 100,000 people in 1935 and was often held at Bixby Park and Lincoln Park.
Aerial view of crowds gathered to participate in the celebration of the Mystic Shrine's Durbar festival. 20,000 spectators enjoyed street parades on South Olive Street and festivities at the Shrine Auditorium.
Crowds gathered to participate in the celebration of the Mystic Shrine's Durbar festival. An overturned car is visible within the crowd. 20,000 spectators enjoyed street parades on South Olive Street and festivities at the Shrine Auditorium.
Five of the twenty-six Belgian draft horses being auctioned off by Los Angeles County at Los Angeles's Union Stock Yards. L.A. County's Board of Supervisors had assessed that the draft horses, though they had won many prizes and obtained national recognition, were too expensive to continue to care for. The twenty-six horses netted $11,367.50 at auction.
Drum majorette Betty Atkinson photographed with a group of police officers during an annual parade and entertainment show put on by the Los Angeles Police Department. The event drew 40,000 spectators. July 9, 1937.
Employees at The May Co. department store prepare for downtown Dollar Day. Tom May, executive vice-president of the company predicted this Dollar Day would bring in record-breaking numbers of customers
The first base was established in 1929, while the last, Little America V, was established in 1956 at Kainan Bay. Little America II was established in 1934, and during the 1934-1935 expedition, many souvenir letters were sent from Little America, using a commemorative postage stamp issued by the U.S. government. Glendale's float received a special award, a consolation prize after the float's entry having been delayed en route to the parade.
Chalk writing in front of a street shrine constructed for longshoreman Norman Gregg, who was known as "Big Bill." Gregg was shot by Patrolman W.H. Redding, and his death created an uproar amongst longshoremen. Traffic was blocked by demonstrations, and the shrine was constructed around the scene of the shooting.
Antoinette Jones, wife of lawyer Mattison Boyd Jones, standing at a podium at banquet of the California Federation of Democratic Women's Study Clubs, following the opening of the first airplane apprentice school at the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. Secretary of Labor, Frances Perkins, addressed the same evening banquet.