The USF Constitution is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat. The Constitution visited Southern California in 1933 from Jan. 21, when she arrived in San Diego, through March 19, when she departed San Pedro for San Francisco.
Related to typescript image 21198/zz002dd6rq, which reads, "Top row, left to right - Arthur Eldridge, Los Angeles Commissioner of Public Works; Charles L. Cunningham, deputy Controller, ST. Louis; Alderman Louis Lang, Edgar Nicolai and William Hoefie. Bottom Row, Capt. Robert B. Brooks, Alderman William Niederluecke, R. T. Dorsey, traffic engineer, Los Angeles, and D. M. True, office engineer, Bureau of Engineering, Los Angeles."
Typescript note related to photograph 21198/zz002dfv41, which reads, "West Adams Women's Club. Mrs. Delos Delano, founder; Mrs. D. H. Hayes, retiring president and Mrs. Hayes P. Drake, incoming president.
Float showing a wedding day in an early California mission with participants costumed as a bride and groom, a priest, Indians, Spanish caballeros and damas, placed around an adobe-style chapel. The float was entered by the city of Laguna Beach. The float is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
Photograph of Leonard Blaine "Stub" Allison, assistant coach of the Golden Bears (wearing a hat), approaching a player with a blanket draped over him as team mates watch, during a football game against the USC Trojans. The Golden Bears won 7-2.
Mary B. Skeele, wife of Walter Skeele, the Professor of Organ and Dean of the College of Music at the University of Southern California was kidnapped in 1933. The ransom was paid and Mrs. Skeele was returned unharmed. A former student was found guilty of the crime.
Hale Sparks and Sam Burnham were two former Central High School students who testified at the trial of William Edward Hickman - confessed kidnapper and murderer of Marion Parker, age 12. There is no record of Horace Taylor having testified at trial.
This photograph appears with the article, “The Desert’s 'Delirious Decade.' You know about the Forty-niners and Nome and Dawson of ’98, but here are some stories of an even more hectic era in the West’s mining history, as recalled by a man who had a part in helping make some of that history—An interview with Carl B. Glasscock,” Los Angeles Times, February 12, 1933.
Josef Sigall was born in Poland. He was educated in Vienna and was a gold medalist at the Royal Art Academy during 1909-15. He lived in South America before moving to Los Angeles in 1926 and to Saratoga in 1930. He worked as a portrait painter in California. In the course of his career he painted portraits of presidents Coolidge, Hoover and Roosevelt, and Hollywood notables including the actress Pola Negri. According a Los Angeles Times report, March 2, 1933 pg. 4, the Sigalls divorced on March 1, 1933.
The "Treasure Ship" float with a Spanish galleon bearing golden gifts; the intended inhabitants of the float were driven away by the rain. The Pasadena Memorial Flagpole (Goodhue Flagpole) is visible behind the float in its original location in the middle of the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard. The float was entered by the Hotel Vista del Arroyo.