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.