Referenced in more recent article, "Dusting Off the Pages From California's Past," [Los Angeles Times, September 28, 1983]. There is no related article from photograph's time period. This more recent column references the image's subject as part of the Los Angeles Public Library's collection of historical documents. The printed document in the photograph is an original decree establishing Los Angeles as the new capital of the Mexican territory of Alta California. It is signed by then Secretary of the State, Jose Maria Gutierrez de Estrada, on behalf of the interim president of Mexico, Miguel Barragan. The names of other persons, printed in the decree, include: Basilio Arillaga, Deputy President; Antonio Pacheco Leal, President of the Senate; Demetrio del Castillo, Deputy Secretary; and Manuel Miranda, Secretary of the Senate. It is dated May 23, 1935.
Photograph of Bud Langley (Lawrence Dwight Langley), football player for the University of Southern California, on a sports field with buildings in the background. His right leg is extended upward because he has just kicked a football.
In 1926-1927, Crown Prince Gustav Adolf and Crown Princess Louise of Sweden made an international trip around the world to benefit Swedish interests, which was described as a great success, especially the trip to the USA, during which they travelled over the nation from New York to San Francisco.
Photograph of eleven child actors posing for a group portrait with Judge McComb, in the judge's office, on the occasion of receiving approved contracts. McComb is handing a contract to actress Peggy Terry and the other actresses are already holding theirs.
James K. Spencer (90) with his wife Sarah M. Kelsey Payne Spencer (84) celebrating his 90th birthday and their sixty-eight years of togetherness. Both were born in Indiana and were married in Kansas in 1867, when Mrs. Spencer was 16 years old. The couple lived in several states and resided in Los Angeles from 1930. They had six children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Related to Los Angeles Times article, “Three Local Boys Compete In Mexican Track Championships: Ramos, Luna and Castillo, High School Products, to Participate in Tampico Classic Next Month," 30 Aug. 1933: A9.
Three judges assembled at the judge's bench in the courtroom of Alred E. Paonessa (L to R): Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court William H. Waste, Municipal Court Alfred E. Paonessa and California Supreme Court Associate Justice Emmet Seawell.
Photograph of a women being questioned during the coroner's inquest into the shooting murder of Harry Meagher. The woman could be his wife, Fern Meagher, or the friend he had been visiting just before hi murder, Velva Nalley. Three men can be seen sitting in the jury box on the right, a man stands beside the bench of the coroner, and a man is seated at a table in front of the bench.
An audience of primarily women are seated in an auditorium. A runway is built on the auditorium's main aisle. The runway ends toward the back in front of the exits. The crowd were attendees of The Los Angeles Times' First Annual Fashion Show, where designers from the fashion and entertainment worlds introduced their Fall styles. This crowd was just one of several audiences whom attended multiple showings of the event--which included amateur and professional models, actors, singing, and other types of entertainment. The show took place in the Los Angeles Times building on 202 West 1st Street, inside what is now the Harry Chandler Auditorium.
Margaret Willis confessed to the police that she fatally shot Dr. Benjamin Baldwin in self defense. To keep the murder from her son she hid the body of Dr. Baldwin in a trunk, and together she and Bert C. Webster tossed the suitcase over an embankment.
Tommy Harris (right), the gardener for Hazel Glab's former neighbor, Mrs. W. S. Goodrich, testified as a witness when the Glab trial was opened again in 1936. Beside him is Harry K. Diebold, possibly also a witness.
There will be a 91st division reunion at the Patriotic Hall. The Legion post represents the first 500 Los Angeles men who left for service during World War I. New officers are Commander J. B. Adams, Vice-Commander Charles H. Hendricks, Finance Officer A. E. Len, Chaplain Lee E. Sherwood and Sergeant-at-Arms S. Jensen.