This photograph appears with the article, "Einstein Warns Europe's Civilization Menaced: Fear Perils Nations' Existence, He Says in Caltech Address; Service Held Solution." Los Angeles Times, 26 Jan. 1932.
Typed note attached to negative states "ground-breaking ceremonies at the California Institute of Technology yesterday for the $1,000,000 group of dormitories were featured by the use of a steam shovel, instead of the usual small spade, while an added appropriate touch was given by the punch, a synthetic concoction. Charles Dickerman is seen at controls of shovel. Sidney Zipser poises the bottle of punch (just before he dropped it) and Roscoe Downs poses in left foreground."