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.
An image of downtown Los Angeles taken before major development began depicts 4th street as it leads to Hill Street. An arrow points to a small building, with the caption, "Site of The Broadway Department Store 30 Years Ago." Victorian houses can be seen in the distance atop the hill.
A native of Flint, Michigan, Mrs. Shrader is survived by her son, daughter and five grandchildren and will be remembered as a talented pianist and singer. The funeral services are to be held at 6240 Hollywood Boulevard at the Strothers mortuary.
View of the Exposition Park Armory façade, a wide brick building with columns flanking the entrance, 14 windows across each of the 2 floors, and large skylight, with garden in foreground and man watering at right
Typed notes on negative states: On image of group of 3 people above their heads "Mack Swain Al St.John", on side "Chester Conklin", on bottom "Gloria Swanson". Above heads of Keystone Kops:"Ford Sterling, Fatty Arbuckle"
View of the interior of a stately house, probably the 1898 house of General Harrison Grey Otis, which became the Otis Art Institute in 1918 (located at 2410 Wilshire Blvd.). There is carved chest supporting a floral bouquet in front of a fireplace with a carved stone mantle. In the room beyond there appears to be art work on exhibition.
Photograph of a stylized landscape painting by an Otis Art Institute student, with a view towards a lawn and house from a front gate. The painting is on a wall above a table covered with fabric and holding a footed metal bowl flanked by decorative metal candle holders and small paintings in decorative metal frames.
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.
James P. Watson had married between 16-22 women, 7 of which he confessed to killing. He was caught when his last wife, Kathryn Wombacher became suspicious of his activities and hired a private investigator. The investigator uncovered Watson’s scheme of placing personal ads in newspapers under different alias in attempts to marry women and gain their property. Once under arrest Watson confessed to multiple murders of previous wives and led police to the grave of his last victim, Nina Lee LeLaney. He was sentenced to life for the murder of DeLaney. In 1939 he died of pneumonia in San Quentin prison
Workers creating upholstered furniture in the Roberti Brothers' furniture factory, located at the corner of 14th St. and McGary St. in Los Angeles. In the foreground, a worker holding a hammer tacks down fabric on an upholstered chair supported by a saw horse with the springs visible. On the right, a craftsman works on a wooden chair frame.
Photograph of over 40 members of the Los Angeles Japanese community gathered in the café of Tabin Kato for a dinner. Kato is seated at a table with a large turkey on a platter next to (former?) police Chief George K. Home. Three boys at the table behind Kato wear scout uniforms.
Text reads: Dear Mr. Allen. I received your letter. And have left for Cal. the roads are dreadfully bad and I have broke down here at Plymouth Ill. but I hope to be able to leave here in a couple of days. I will be back just as quick as I possible can get there. I would have sold my car and came back by train. But I would have had to make an oftle sacrifice. As second hand cars dont bring hardly any thing. here. And I didn't want to give my car away. Please put the trial off and I will come just as fast as I possible can. I sure will be glad to get back to Cal. As its getting pretty cold out here and does nothing but rain all the time. Hoping this finds you well. With best wishes. Sincerly, Fay Sudow.
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.
Dancing Chinese lion during festival in Chinatown on unpaved street with spectators on the sidewalk. The man supporting the front holds the lion's head high above his own head and is smiling. There is allot of dust or smoke in the foreground. A sign on a commercial building reads: "Eastern Grocery Co."
Photograph of William Beirne (left) and others seated at a long table and standing behind the table in a Los Angeles courtroom. One of the attorneys is William Beirne. Additional people are seated in the courtroom in the background.
This is a picture of noted Los Angeles county assesor Ed W. Hopkins, who served from 1910 until his death in 1938. He was repeatedly voted back into office by the public. In this picture, he appears to be looking through a file in his office. In the background is a desk, a shelf lined with books, papers, files, and a feather duster.
About 150 uniformed soldiers, most in campaign hats with rifles on shoulders, most marching in lines on Exposition Blvd. between train in left background and cars in right foreground, with about 15 civilians near cars. Some of the women wear cloche hats (popular 1920-1933). The Science and Technic Building (aka Flatiron Building or S&T) at the intersection of Exposition Blvd. and Figueroa Blvd., on the campus of the University of Southern California is in the background. A sign reading "College of Dentistry..." is painted on the side of the building; this building began to house the students in the first 2 years of the dental school program in 1920. The Exposition Park Armory is across the street, out of the frame of the photograph, on the right.
Photograph of Frederick W. Houser, who served as Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court from 1937 until his death in 1942. In the photograph, he sits at a bench with the American flag draped over it and books placed on it.
File photograph of Paul Lowry, turf specialist of the Times for 25 years until his retirement in 1959. He covered races at Santa Anita, Hollywood Park and Del Mar. He served as an automotive and sports editor before becoming the turf writer.