Boys from financially disadvantaged backgrounds participate in a free summer camp in Griffith Park. The camp, which was organized by Sheriff Biscailuz, lasted hosted groups of 100 boysfor 10 days at a time. While at camp, the boys participated in activities such as swimming, fencing, baseball, various hobbies, and a nonsectarian religious program. The camp's 1937 season lasted from July 6th to September 4th.
Crowd gathered during the vegetable picker and packer strike. A sign in the background reads: "Comite Pro Huela." The strike began when wages were cut from 30 to 25 cents an hour. Police dealt with strikers who aimed to overturn trucks carrying vegetables.
Fire fighters with a hose on the night of an explosion at the Golden State Fireworks and Display Co. plant at Redondo Beach (Feb. 7, 1940). The blast was felt 40 miles away, injured four, and caused damage to many nearby homes. Cause of the explosion was suspected to be decomposing firework shells, or possibly a gopher chewing on powder. Damages estimated at $100,000
Members of the Polack Bros. Circus set up for their show inside Shrine Auditorium, which is part of the Shrine Charity Circus event. The Shrine Charity Circus is an annual 10-day event, which features an indoor show by the Polack Bros. Circus. Orphaned and underprivileged children are allowed to visit the circus as their admission is paid by affluent members of the community. The circus also travels to the children's hospital to entertain sick children who can't attend. Proceeds from the circus go to Shrine charitable activities.
Race horse War Knight and his trainer, C.T. Leavitt pose for photographers after War Knight's victory in the $100,000 Santa Anita handicap. War Knight won in front of a crowd of 80,200 fans, the largest turnout yet to see a horse race in the west. Previous betting records were smashed.
Employees at The May Co. department store prepare merchandise for downtown Dollar Day. Tom May, executive vice-president of the company predicted this Dollar Day would bring in record-breaking numbers of customers