A man surveys the newspapers available for reading at an open-air public library in Pershing Square, downtown Los Angeles. The Pershing Square outdoor library was opened in December of 1936, and was staffed by W.P.A. workers. Visitors to the library could choose to borrow a book by simply leaving their name. The library was quite popular, circulating 24,000 books in its first six months of operation, and spawning other outdoor libraries in Los Angeles.
Admiral William F. Halsey ended his 45-year naval career aboard the U.S.S. South Dakota in the Los Angeles Harbor. He commanded the Third Fleet during the Pacific War against Japan. The ceremony consisted of the changing of his four-starred flag to the two-starred flag of his successor, Rear-Admiral Howard F. Kingman. The ship's entire company was present during the brief ceremony. After the ceremony, Halsey left the battleship on a crash boat and the U.S.S. South Dakota fired a 17-gun salute.
Albert Dyer and his lawyers William Neeley and Ellery Cuff at Dyer's murder trial. Dyer lured three Inglewood girls to the hills, where he strangled them to death with his hands as well as rope. From left to right is Albert Dyer and public defenders Neeley and Cuff.
View of a tow truck connected to an automobile with a rope at the flooded intersection at West First Street and Juanita Avenue. A man next to the car has the hood up and is looking at the engine. Signs on the truck read "Transfer" and "Express."
Photograph of storm-flooded intersection of Beverly Boulevard and Lake Street. Several automobiles and a bus are traveling through the floodwater on the street. Commercial signs read "Pacific Duco Auto Finishing," "Broadway Hill and Seventh presents...Frances Denney's Herbal Throat and Neck Blend, Corrects 'Crepey' Throat," "Grace Tabernacle...," "Pasadena laundry, 20% off on Laundry Left Here," "Van de Kamps Bakers," and on the bus "E..s Railway 2011."