Ida Morsch with young son Carl and her brother, defendant Phillip Shereshewfsky. Morsch holds her toddler son while he kisses his uncle on the cheek. They are in a courtroom full of people. Shereshewfsky was put on trial for the murder of William E. Simpson, his landlord, who died during a heated argument with Shereshewfsky. The argument between him and Simpson turned violent. After being struck by Shereshewfsky, Simpson hit the pavement and died from a skull fracture. Shereshewfsky is referred to with the surname of "Pearl" in early newspaper articles relating to the trial. Additionally his first name is spelled alternately as "Philip" or "Phillip" in various articles. His family possibly used both last names interchangeably. As for William E. Simpson, his birth year and age are suspect. His census and official records do not correspond to the age the articles cite.
Children in wheel chairs with plaid blankets over their legs are entertained by two actors dressed as penguins and one dressed as Santa Claus during a Christmas show on the lawn of the children's orthopedic hospital.
Photo accompanied a story about the murder of a USC freshman, and the "wave of fear" caused by a pattern of theft, burglary, and harassment of USC students. The trolley in the photograph was purchased after the Watts riots, and circled the area from 4:30 p.m. to midnight. Students dubbed it "The Rape Escape."
Photograph of part-time truck driver James Bailes, with his wife Mary and daughter Carol Jean, at their Los Angeles apartment. The family gathers on one chair. Six-year old Carol Jean studies an illustrated page from the New Yorker magazine, while Mary comforts James who looks down at a bundle of folded papers held in his hands.
Three men passing a gate house and road gate Will Rogers' ranch. Two men carry cameras and the third carries a bag. A white picket fence terminates at the gate and another picket fence encloses a yard of the gate house. In the background the road is bordered by a white rail fence.
President of the Bob Jones College at Cleveland, Tennessee, Dr. Bob Jones will be the principal speaker during services at the Church of the Open Door. He will be discussing "Knowing God", "Perils of America" and "Seeing God".
Bird's-eye view of crashed street car at First and Hill Streets, with working street car, parked cars, and hill in foreground, police officers and crowd gathered at intersection in midground, buildings and billboards in background. Business signs read: Shell, Sam's Auto Park, Ben's Famous Lunch, Hotel La Cross
Protesters gather at the intersection of Plaza St and Sanchez St in Los Angeles. There are men and women in the crowds, and a a podium is visible. Some of the signs include text such as :"WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT ?", "REPEAL THE SALES TAX THE RICH!", "UNIT COOPRATORS AREA PLAN"
Photographic portrait of the Bridget Helen Monckton, Countess of Carlisle, upon her arrival on the SS President Coolidge. The Countess is wearing a fur coat over a plaid wool dress, a hat, and pearls. Born Bridget Hore-Ruthven, 11th Lady Ruthven of Freeland, the she was later known as The Countess of Carlisle (1918-1947), Lady Monckton (1947-1957), The Viscountess Monckton of Brenchley (1957-1965), and The Dowager Viscountess Monckton of Brenchley (1965-1982).
Clara Phillips was charged with the murder of her husband’s mistress Alberta Meadows. According to Clara’s own statement, she and a friend got into a fight with Ms.Meadows when they confronted her about her relations with Mr. Armour Phillips. During the fight Clara or her friend, Peggy bludgeoned Meadows to death with a hammer and left her body in a vacant field. What made Clara’s trial so sensational was after she was found guilty of second degree murder she escaped to Honduras with help from her husband & friend but was caught by police. Sheriff Biscailuz and his wife went to Honduras to retrieve her. She was sent to prison and paroled in January 18, 1935
Marlborough School graduates, left to right, Betty Huntsberger, Elizabeth Pallette, Rosemary Hall, Susan Bayly, Elizabeth Bartholomay, and Carolyn Hibbard at Nathalie Whiting's luncheon at the Los Angeles Country Club.
View of Robert A. Millikan speaking at the dedication of the Griffith Observatory. Millikan is standing at a podium in front of the art deco bronze panels at the entrance to the observatory. The ornament on the panels features planetarium-themed motifs. At this time Millikan was Chair of the Executive Council at Caltech.
View of the south faces of the west and central domes of the Griffith Observatory during construction with the skeleton of steel girders of the domes visible. Three workers are on the central dome and two workers are at the base of the drum next to wooden supports for concrete molds for the pilaster finials. Wooden scaffolding is visible along the tops of the central dome buttresses. The original concrete surface is visible; consistent with other similar architecture of the day, the Observatory's concrete walls were left unpainted in the 1930s and 1940s.
David Mohr, University of Southern California student, and Max A. Erb, cameraman, two of several people who testified to giving money to (or were owned money by) David Graham Fischer. Fischer was accused of operating a fraudulent educational program called the Inter-Oceanic University.