Crown Prince Gustav Adolf of Sweden with others visit the recently completed Los Angeles Central Library (the last building by architect Bertram G. Goodhue). The group stands behind a long, gleaming reading table and pendant lamps, a bookcase and portion of the painted wooden ceiling are visible.
Photograph of a storm-flooded residential neighborhood with 3 houses visible and more houses indicated behind them. Four men are in front of the houses standing on patches of ground elevated a bit above the flood line. Two men wear high boots, 2 wear shorts. One man is holding a long wooden plank, perhaps to be used as a walkway.
Photograph of Mrs. Clara Steeger hiding her face as she and Mrs. Hazel Glab enter jail. Behind them is an unidentified man holding keys (perhaps he works at the jail?). There appears to be some age damage to the photo in the lower left hand corner.
A prominent Los Angeles shanty town, or “Hooverville,” was located on a five-acre vacant lot on Alameda and Firestone during the early 1930s, the height of the Great Depression, populated by homeless people and families. This particular Hooverville was located on 8445 S. Alameda Street.
W. A. Ferguson, cartoonist, draws a picture of contest winner, Harold Dowit at the Food and Household Show, sponsored by the Southern California Retail Grocers Association. Ferguson (known as "Ferg") was the Sperry Flour Company cartoonist. Dowit holds a box of Wheaties. The caricature of Dowit is only complete as far as his head, and written above that is, "Harold Dowit National Winner Skippy Contest." At the back of the exhibit, there are stacks of products, including Wheaties and Bisquick. There is also a sign that reads, "Hear me on the radio every day! Wheaties taste elegenter [sic] than elegant. Shippy," and a sign at the top of the exhibit reads, in part," Sperry Drifted Snow 'Home...'"
The Los Angeles National Housing Exposition opened on May 19, 1935 and was extended an extra week into June. Hundreds of exhibitors gathered at the Pan Pacific Auditorium, which used to be on 7600 West Beverly Boulevard.
Even though the late Mr. Dutcher had been a subscriber to the Los Angeles Times for forty years it was not until two months before his untimely death that he afforded himself to the protection brought by the Times' Travel and Pedestrian Accident Insurance, which in his death has granted his widow and son a check for $1000.
In early June, 1934, police officers discovered the bodies of Carrie L. Payne, 45, and Robert Payne, 15, at their Westwood home. They had been brutally murdered by Louis R. Payne, their respective son and brother, in late May. Payne was arrested several days after he committed the crime and after confessing at a Huntington Beach police station. In January, 1935 he plead insanity and was sent to a sanitarium.