Related to the article “Inquest in Fire to Open Today, More Than Fifty Subpoenaed About Park Tragedy, Work Will Be Resumed by 6000 Welfare Men, Council and Supervisors Act on Liability Issue,” Los Angeles Times, 11 Oct. 1933. The article states: Trial Ordered for Man Facing Park Arson Charge. Accused of “starting his own fire” in Griffith Park on the 3rd inst. when he found out he was too late to assist in putting out the conflagration which took more than a score of lives, Robert D. Barr, unemployed film studio technician, yesterday was held for trial … defended by Attorneys Lawrence Cobb and Marcus Muskat. …
A similar photograph appears with the article “Bledsoe Thrills Great Mayoral Rally, Sways Throng With Appeal For Real City Government, Thousands Cheer Jurist as He Denounces Foes of Los Angeles and Pledges Himself to Program of Efficiency, Honesty, and Accomplishment.” Los Angeles Times, 16 Apr. 1925: A1
An aerial image depicts the Los Angeles State Normal School, located on Normal Hill, at Grand Avenue and 5th Street. Pershing Square would be developed just south of the street along the bottom of the photograph.
Mr. Hunt is survived by his daughter Louise and was a valued member of the community, active in the California Club, the Los Angeles Country Club, the Sunset Club, the Seismological Society of Southern California, the Architectural Club, and the American Institute of Architects.
View of the ruins of a home destroyed by the Sunset Canyon fires of early December, 1927. A man stands amongst the ruins and a boys stands in the road. All that remain are the foundation, stone retaining walls, a concrete retaining wall and the chimney. The fires destroyed approximately 100 bungalows and cabins in Sunset Canyon and caused additional damage elsewhere. Thousands fought the fire over several days.
View of the ruins of a home destroyed by the Sunset Canyon fires of early December, 1927. All that remain are the hearth and bath tub. A man walks away from the ruins. Also, an untouched house sits on a hill above. The fires destroyed approximately 100 bungalows and cabins in Sunset Canyon and caused additional damage elsewhere. Thousands fought the fire over several days.
Photograph of about 28 members of the Los Angeles High School class of 1897 grouped around an upright piano at a reunion. Four of the men can be identified from another photograph of the event: Fred Golding (front row, completely visible with this right hand blurred in motion on the right), Roscoe Shrader (directly behind the pianist, in a light-colored suit and polka dot necktie), William T. McNeely (to the right of pianist, holding a cigar), and Rolie [Rollin] Podlech (his head and spotted necktie visible behind McNeely, on right, wearing glasses).
Photograph of nine members of the Los Angeles High School class of 1897 singing at a reunion with 2 banquet tables on the left. Eight of the men are identified in an inscription on the negative, which begins on the left; the man on the far right is probably unidentified.
Pictured: a wide overview of the Grand Olympic Auditorium, full of seated men and women listening intently to the speaker, Rexford Guy Tugwell, who stands on a platform on the center stage. Patriotic decor is common, with the American and California flags in prominence, in addition to red-, white-, and blue-colored banners. Large speakers are placed on the stage, directed toward the audience. Tugwell was the Undersecretary of Agriculture and an agricultural economist who served under the Franklin Delano Roosevelt presidential administration. He was invited by the Democratic State Central Committee to speak at the Olympic Auditorium, on 1801 S. Grand Avenue. He was resting in Palm Springs before his speech to fellow Democrats.
Harvey S. Firestone sits smiling while on the telephone. He holds a pencil to paper in his right hand, holding the phone to his ear with the left. A photograph of a mechanic's garage sits on the table.
Bird's-eye view of marching band, led by drum major, marching in Shriners' parade, with spectators and cars on both sides, buildings in background, signs reading Gatke Brake Shop, Auto Insurance Loans, Auto Loans
This photograph 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.
The incident that is credited to starting the 1965 Watts Riot involved Marquette and Ronald Frye who on August 11, 1965 were stopped by a police officer for erratic driving. While being questioned their mother, Rena arrived. At some point an altercation between the police and the three family members ensued which led to the arrest of all three. A crowd that had gathered and were angered by the treatment of the family began throwing bottles at the police.
Members of the 160th Infantry from World War I stand in front of the 160th Regiment State Armory building (Wallis Annenberg Building) in Exposition Park. From left: Colonel Paul Hervery, Lieutenant Colonel Seth E. Howard, Captain Edward S. Garner, and Captain Paul Arndt.
This photograph appears with the article, "Points Out Spot Where Slayer Caught Victim; Death Scene Pictured; Eyewitness of Killing Tells How Victim Was Pursued and Beaten Down," Los Angeles Times, 15 July, 1922: A1
Woman in dress and striped scarf, seated at dressing table applying lipstick, holding hand mirror, with wall mirror, lamp, and hanging dresses in background. The fachion show took place in the Los Angeles Times building on 202 West 1st Street, most likely inside what is now the Harry Chandler Auditorium.
Photograph of Charles Cohen holding a newspaper with photographs that show the rescue of passengers from the steamer Dixie. Mr. Cohen is in his home and in the background there is a piece of wooden furniture.
Photograph of doorman Jack Jordan replacing a white flag on top of a large metal lantern at the Biltmore Hotel. In the background is a building façade made of stone with an open window and some plants. There is also a car in a distance.
Louise Peete served 18 years for the murder of Jacob Denton. In 1945 she was convicted of a second murder, this time of Margaret Logan, a wealthy woman who had supported Peete while she was in prison. For the second murder she was given the death penalty, and in 1947 became the second woman to be executed in California.
Another photograph of Prince Mohamed lay Ibrahim taken on the same occasion appears with the article, "Hot? No! Cool Here, Says Prince: Egyptian Making Third Trip to Pacific Coast, Finds Weather Pleasant," Los Angeles Times, 13 Aug. 1935: A1.
Sculptor Lorado Taft has chosen one of the hilltops of Griffith Park to plant a museum of sculpture and architecture that will be completed at an estimated cost of $1,000,000. The only two who accompanied him were author Hamlin Garland and directing head of the Los Angeles Museum of Art Clarence B. Mitchell.
Photograph of William H. Neal, assistant city attorney; Lewis E. Arnold, assistant city engineer; W. C. Peterson, from the Bureau of Budget and Efficiency; and Dan O. Hoye, Chief Accountant for the city controller, all seated behind a desk and engaged in discussion.