View across the 3rd floor of the Roberti Brothers' furniture factory, located at the corner of 14th St. and McGary St. in Los Angeles, with 4 workers and several rolls of batting on the floor. A skylight illuminates the center of the space.
This photograph appears with the article, “Tragic Story Told at Coroner’s Inquiry: BLAME LAID IN SLAYING Inquest Jury Holds Paling Shot Mrs. Basil With Homicidal Intent,” Los Angeles Times, 13 Dec. 1934: A2.
Girls in a golf class at the Wilshire Country Club with their instructor, first row, L to R: instructor Howard Beall, Betty Gray, Kathryn Gray' secoond row, L to R: Ellinore Franklin, Margaret Durkee, Mary Pike, Lucia Raymond, Florence Raymond, Jane Woolacott, Wanda Pike, Jean Popall. An apartment building located at 316 N. Rossmore Ave. is visible in the background on the right.
Frank F. Smith refuses to testify in the case charging him with the robbery of the El Monte bank that killed his two accomplices and blew off the finger of Officer Joseph Fritsch, but he is acting as his own attorney in questioning witnesses.
Marion Parker was kidnapped for ransom on December 15, 1927 by William Edward Hickley. Two days later, Marion's remains were retrieved by her father, Perry Parker, on a street curb at 432 S. Manhattan Place- just moments after exchanging $1500 for Marion, whom he presumed was alive. Hickman was ultimately tried and sentenced to death for the crime. He was executed at San Quentin, October 19, 1928.
12-year-old Marion was released from school to Perry M. Parker, who told the school that her father had been injured. Hickman kept her hostage in his apartment, demanded ransom and killed Parker because she could identify him. He then mutilated her body. Hickman was tracked down in Washington after spending some of the marked bills he had taken from Perry Parker as ransom money.
Detective Lieutenant Richard Lucas identified William Hickman as having signed the confession on their train back from Pendleton to Los Angeles saying that Hickman had murdered 12-year-old Marion Parker.
Henry B. R. Briggs was the Postmaster of Los Angeles from February 1, 1934 to his death (from pneumonia) on September 28, 1936. Prior to that, he was the publisher and editor of the Los Angeles Record. J. F. Bourne, a long-term postal employee, is mentioned in Los Angeles Times coverage of post office news between 1910 and 1938.
University of Southern California vice president Frank C. Touton awarding diploma to his daughter, Harriet Louise Touton, both in caps and gowns, under edge of decorated pavilion, with other faculty members looking on and Coliseum seats and American flag in background
Paul, Inez, and Trinidad Rodriguez were siblings that emigrated from Spain to Mexico and then Los Angeles in 1935. They were most well known as the "del Rio family midgets" and performed singing and dancing acts. In 1935 they performed at Midget Village for the Pacific International Exposition that year.
Herbert Hoover with a Navy admiral in full special dress walking down a gang plank beside a dock in San Pedro. Other Navel officers and a sailor are in the photograph as well as boats in the water on the right.
Photograph of John R. Scantlin, former vice-president of First National Bank of Beverly Hills, seated on a desk in an office with an American flag on the wall behind him. Scantlin was indicted, with others, on charges of misapplication of funds and making false reports to the Comptroller of the Currency.
View of a column of Boys in uniform in the Loyalty Day Parade. Signs on commercial buildings read "Realtors, Rentals - Insurance, R. A. Rowan & Co., 300, Title Insurance Bldg.," "Erlangers Mason Theatre," "L. A. Glass Co.," "C. H. Frost Building,"
Grover Taylor Russell, in a striped tie, and real estate broker C. W. Eastin, in a checked one, pose in an office, perusing documents. They sit beside each other at a desk strewn with papers, with window blinds and drapes in background. In upper right corner, glass window with view of city can be seen.
Estranged husband and wife D. C. and Anna P. Crookshank take each other to court, with Mr. Crookshank claiming that her income is at $36,000 a year, while Mrs. Crookshank accredits significantly less to her income.
For nearly 40 years Ray (Raymond H.) Pinker worked for the Los Angeles Police Scientific Investigation Division, the first police forensic lab in the country. The Dragnet character "Raymond Pinker" was named after him. He worked on numerous famous cases, including the Black Dahlia case.
Clara Phillips was accused and convicted of killing Alberta Meadows, 19, on July 12, 1922 by attacking her with a hammer. Philips believed Meadows was having an affair with Philips' husband. She was sent to San Quentin Prison, and paroled in 1935.
Photograph of General Hugh Johnson, chief of the NRA, having de-boarded an airplane seen in the background, led by the arm at a brisk pace by a man with a committee ribbon attached to his lapel, and accompanied by press photographers, a man in uniform and other men.
City, company and union officials are seeking a way to bring a peaceful conclusion to the railway strike. General Manager P. B. Harris, Counsel J. Stuart Neary, Vice-President Richard Sasche and President Samuel M. Haskins of the Los Angeles Railway, International Vice-President Patrick Joseph O'Brien of Detroit, International Vice-President R. B. Armstrong of Shreveport, and former president of the State Federation of Labor and present member of the Municipal Board of Public Works A. W. Hoch gather to discuss the strike in Mayor Shaw's office.
Judges of the Los Angeles Times sponsored contest "Aunt Sunway's Dinner Party" after choosing the solution to the problem. Judges are Mrs. Leafie Sloan-Orcutt, socialite, club leader and art patron, Dr. J. W. Todd, psychology professor at the University of Southern California and Miss. Jeanie MacPherson, screenwriter for Cecil B. DeMille. They are holding up the booklets titled, "Aunt Sunway's Dinner Party."
Photograph of United States Vice-President Charles Curtis and Assistant Secretary of the United States Navy from 1929-1933 Ernest Lee Jahncke being received by the Reception Committee at Los Angeles for the 10th Olympic Games. The committee consisted of [not limited to] Col. William May Garland, Los Angeles Mayor John C. Porter and Motion Picture producer Louis B. Mayer. They all wear badges on their lapels that read, "Reception."
Ralph Hill (right) and another Olympic Club team athlete crouched and ready to sprint during the track meet with the University of Southern California. Spectators fill the stadium seating in the background.
Judge Leroy Dawson and attorney Newton Kendall show Doris Chapman a color-blind test. The judge and Kendall are both standing as they hold out the color chart to a sitting Chapman. Both men wear suits and ties, while the young woman wears a dress or skirt with a knit blouse. Judge Dawson has spectacles on. The title of the chart reads: Are You Color Blind? This Will Tell You
Girls in a golf class at the Wilshire Country Club with their instructor, L to R: Betty Gray, Ellinore Franklin, Kathryn Gray, Margaret Durkee, Mary Pike, instructor Howard Beall, Lucia Raymond, Florence Raymond, Jane Woolacott, Wanda Pike, Jean Popall.
A different photograph of Henry Major taken on the same occasion appears with the article, "Mr. Major Himself, by Himself, and of Himself: Noted Caricaturist Here: Henry Major Arrives With Pencils to Sketch Film and Other Notables for the Times," Los Angeles Times, 2 Jun. 1925: 7.
In 1912 William Selig purchased the site tha is now Lincoln Park in Los Angeles, at Mission Road and Selig Place, as additional film studio acreage for the housing of wild animals used in his films. The studio was insolvent by 1918 and the zoo was auctioned off in 1923. Over time, it had various names, including Luna Park Zoo, the L.A. Wild Aimal Farms, the California Zoological Gardens, and Zoopark.
An expected total of 1,218,166 vehicles will be registered in LA County in 1939, including 1,107,616 pleasure cars, 54,776 trucks, 51,350 trailers and 4400 motorcycles. These new plates will be blue with gold letters instead of the previous yellow and black.
This photograph (cropped) appears with the article, "Byrd Aide Here Tells Of Camp's Food Peril; Polar Ship Captain Fears Little America's Supplies May Run Short Before Receiving More," Los Angeles Times, 13 Jul. 1934: A1.
Related to the articles, "High and Low Wield Picks in R.F.C. Relief Project: Motley Crew Found at Work on Griffith Park Roads, With Many Driving Own Cars to Job," Los Angeles Times, 30 Apr. 1933: 19, and "Park Drive Job Proving Unique, Griffith Road Being Rushed by R.F.C. Work army, Six Thousand Men Finding Daily Employment, Widened Highway to Offer Rare Valley View." 2 Apr. 1933: pg. 18.
Elissa Landi, Annie Zanardi-Landi, and Kay English seated at small table, Elizabeth Zanardi-Landi, Carlo Zenardi-Landi, Anthony Zenardi-Landi, and Mildred McClure standing, two horses standing near table, dog at right, with trees and bushes in background
Possibly related to the articles, “SUIT LEADS TO STABBING: City Prosecutor Aide Wounded Deputy Husar Has Ice Pick Plunged Into Back by Visitor at Office City Hall Scene of Attempted Slaying CITY OFFICIAL ATTACK VICTIM,” Los Angeles Times, 9 Jul. 1935: A1, and “STAB VICTIM RECOVERED,” Los Angeles Times, 30 Jul 1935: A2.