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.
Two unidentified women play on a swing set 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.
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.
A similar photograph appears with Los Angeles Times article, August 4, 1932, Banquet Given For Shortridge, Senator Cheered to Echo by Constituents Here, Record at Washington Draws Unstinted Applause, Californian States Stand on National Questions
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.
Memorial Day, also known as "Poppy Day", May 26, 1934. Members of the American Legion Auxillary pose with Los Angeles's City Council president. In the front row of the photo are City Councilman Howard Davis, Auxillary members Marie Gore, and Mary Repp. Behind them are Auxillary members Julia Van Sky and Mrs. Tom Rice.Members of the Los Angeles American Legion Auxillary hold bouquets of artificial poppies, made by veterans of the First World War. The poppies were sold by members of the American Legion Auxillary in order to raise money for disabled veterans and their families.Poppies were chosen as representative of Memorial Day due to their presence in the iconic World War I memorial poem, "In Flanders Fields". The poem was written by Canadian physician and Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.
Six cyclists standing next to their bicycles at the start of the Transcontinental Bicycle Relay race in Los Angeles flanked by 2 motor cycle policemen. Spectators watch on the right and a sign on a truck behind them reads: "Official Relief Convoy, Los Angeles - New York Transcontinental Bicycle Relay."
Frank L. Shaw accepts an invitation to the formal opening of the Nsei festival from "Miss 'Lil Tokio" Alice Watanabe and her attendants. In front, left to right, Fukiko Hori, Alice Watanabe, Frank L. Shaw, and Kay Okamoto. In the back, left to right, Miye Fujioka and Mary Ota.