Women in white march in a Memorial Day procession at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. They may belong to the Gold Star Mothers, American War Mothers, or one of several women’s auxiliaries centered on military service.
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.
Young actress Ada Williams Ince, 21, divorces her husband of 5 years, William "W.T." Ince, on claims of abuse due to her husband's violent temper. Williams was granted the divorce in Superior Judge Edmond's court, and attributed it to the date of Friday the 13th, her "lucky number", contrary to popular convention.
The photograph appears with the article "Bride Denies Murder Plot; Says Plan to Poison Husband Was Only Joke; Man Confesses Part After Phone Talk Heard; Husband and Pastor Will be Questioned Today," Los Angeles Times, March 11, 1926
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."
An unknown man applying false eyelashes to Elsie the Borden Cow, the unofficial mascott for Borden dairy products. After appearing at the New York World's Fair, Elsie was chosen by R.K.O. producer Gene Towne to star in the 1940 film "Little Men," based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott. Elsie arrived in Los Angeles on July 12, 1940
Unidentified man in court for the murder trial of crossing guard Albert Dyer. Dyer had lured three Inglewood girls into the hills, where he strangled them with rope and his hands. He was eventually found guilty and executed.
View of plywood shack at unemployment camp at 84th & Alameda Sts. during the Depression in Los Angeles. Signs in view read "ACE FOUNDRY INC.,"NATIONAL BANK," and a portion of a sign reading "8440 So. Alamada."
Photograph of Leonard Blaine "Stub" Allison, assistant coach of the Golden Bears (wearing a hat), approaching a player with a blanket draped over him as team mates watch, during a football game against the USC Trojans. The Golden Bears won 7-2.
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."
Related to typescript image 21198/zz002dd6rq, which reads, "Top row, left to right - Arthur Eldridge, Los Angeles Commissioner of Public Works; Charles L. Cunningham, deputy Controller, ST. Louis; Alderman Louis Lang, Edgar Nicolai and William Hoefie. Bottom Row, Capt. Robert B. Brooks, Alderman William Niederluecke, R. T. Dorsey, traffic engineer, Los Angeles, and D. M. True, office engineer, Bureau of Engineering, Los Angeles."
Soldiers in old military uniforms stand next to others wearing the new "streamlined" style during a military show for National Defense Week. The show was held at the Los Angeles Airport and more than 60 officers and men participated.
Roberta, Jack, Marguerite, and Jack sit around a square table covered with a white tablecloth. Couples dance in the background. Their table is engaged in conversation with one another and their table is covered with half-eaten plates of food and drinking glasses.
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.
The Order of the White Lion medal, an award for merit by Czechoslovakia for foreign citizens. This medal is the civil version, as noted by the two crossed palms above the badge, instead of two crossed swords, which would indicate military. This award was given to William May Garland in Los Angeles.
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.
View of 2 workers moving wooden beams inside the clock tower of the old Los Angeles Times Building as it was being prepared for the May1938 demolition. Beams and blocks of stone or concrete litter the floor and commercial buildings of Los Angeles are visible through triple arch opening in the tower wall.
An unidentified lawyer approaching Robert S. James as he sits in the witness stand. A map of his home is visible behind him. He was most likely testifying in his own defense for the murder trial of his wife Mary Emma James. He purportedly had an affair with his niece, which spurred him to tie down his wife and have a rattlesnake bite her, and then later drown her in their fish pond. He was supposedly helped by his friend, ex-sailor Charles H. Hope, who was also charged with murder.
The mural, funded by the WPA (Works Project Administration), was controversial especially because of the depictions of nudity and references to war in the central panel. The central panel was removed from the Frank Wiggins Trade School lobby (now LA Trade Tech) and returned to the Public Works Administration in 1935 and the other two panels were returned in 1939.
Most likely related to the yearly mud battle between first and second year students and the first time female students took part. Students unknown. LAJC is now known as Los Angeles City College located near Vermont and Santa Monica Blvd.
Woman in culottes and blouse with buttons, patterned scarf, and dark straw hat, carrying wrap or overskirt of same fabric as outfit, descending stairs from stage, with seated audience left and right. The show took place in the Los Angeles Times building on 202 West 1st Street, most likely inside what is now the Harry Chandler Auditorium.
New York mayor Fiorello La Guardia presides over the Pacific coast regional meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors. Boston Mayor Frederick Mansfield served as Mr. La Guardia's secretary. Approximately 60 Pacific coast mayors attended the conference. Unemployment relief was a focal topic at the conference, which was held at Los Angeles' City Council chamber. May 15, 1937.
Los Angeles District Attorney Buron Fitts, second from right, sits with his defense lawyer Jerry Geisler, second from left, along with his chief deputy Robert P. Stewart, far left, and deputy District Attorney, William Simpson.
Mary B. Skeele, wife of Walter Skeele, the Professor of Organ and Dean of the College of Music at the University of Southern California was kidnapped in 1933. The ransom was paid and Mrs. Skeele was returned unharmed. A former student was found guilty of the crime.
Judge Clarence L. Kincaid, holding an open book and raising his right hand, administering an oath to Judge Edward R. Brand, who also holds up his right hand. A coat and hat on a coat rack are in the background on the right.
A smiling Juanita Hill stands against blank wall, holding Fox-Terrier, "The Laird of Laurelwood." They were participants of the 4th annual Canine Specialty Club dog show at the Ambassador Auditorium in Los Angeles.
John D. Kennedy, 62, appears with Municipal Judge George S. Richardson in relation to charges he attacked Arthur C. Burch. Burch was tried twice and acquitted for the shooting death of John D. Kennedy's son.
At the Tenth Olympiad banquet at the Biltmore, John C. Porter (Mayor of Los Angeles), Frank Merriam (Lieutenant Governor 1932-1934), Harry Chandler, James Rolph (Governor of California 1931-1934), 1 unidentified man, Adolph Schleicher (President of the Chamber of Commerce), Charles Curtis (Vice President 1929-1933) and others seated on one side of a banquet table in the Biltmore Hotel ballroom.
USC football coach Howard Jones (left) shakes hands with UCLA co-founder Ernest Carroll Moore while UCLA football coach William Spaulding (second from right) shakes hands with USC president Rufus B. von Kleinsmid.
Louise Peete was convicted on Feb. 5, 1921 of first-degree murder in the death of Jacob Denton. She served 18 years in San Quentin before being released. 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.
Hal Takaoka testifying on the witness stand about the murder of his sister, dancer Midi Takaoka. Judge Irvin Taplin was presiding. The dancer's throat was cut by her jilted lover, waiter Raymond Johnson. Johnson later was sentenced to life in prison.
LA Daily News city editor Charles Judson participates in a series demonstrating "right" and "wrong" golf swings with local pro golfer and golf instructor Fay Coleman. Judson represents the "wrong" form for each swing.