Los Angeles Mayor Frank L. Shaw speaks at podium on City Hall (200 N Spring Street) steps to audience regarding importance of American naval forces on Navy Day, October 27th, a day which commemorated the establishment of the American Navy in 1775. (Navy Day is no longer celebrated as it was absorbed into Armed Forces Day.) Naval officers sit behind Shaw as he makes his speech. The columns and arches of City Hall can be seen.The 2000 spectators listened not only to notable speeches extolling the navy at City Hall, but also witnessed a band concert and the aerial feats of naval airplanes flying overhead. Commemorations also occured in Los Angeles Harbor, Long Beach Naval Reserve Airport, and elsewhere in the Southland.
Schumann-Heink, left, and Mayor Frank Shaw, center, watch the Memorial Day parade from a table at the Coliseum field. An unidentified woman sits beside Mayor Shaw. Schumann-Heink sand the "Star-Spangled Banner" that day.
Photograph of Los Angeles Mayor Frank L. Shaw and World War veteran members of the American Legion City Hall Post No. 387, Clifford K. Steele, A. D. Endsley and city hall engineering department accountant Harry Whittington in front of City Hall before the members of the American Legion Post went to Fresno for a convention. The Summer of 1935 faced a heat wave in the San Joaquin Valley, due to which the veterans took their own water wagon. A mountain pump was rigged which was to be used as a shower bath. Photograph shows the wagon hitched to a car. Ross Olney stands next to the water pump. The wagon has a banner reading, "Showed Baths Given Here, And How," and the barrel of water has a sign reading, "A Los Angeles Rain Storm, The Climate of Los Angeles is Cool, Have Some,". The Wagon itself has a sign painted to the side reading, "Keep Cool with Los Angeles City Hall Post, A Los Angeles Rain Storm, our weather is unique, warm up with Fresno." C. K. Steele is standing in the back row, holding a small box reading, "Los Angeles City Hall Post No. 387, California." The veterans and the Mayor protect themselved from the water shower with umbrellas.
President Roosevelt is seen waving his hat to greet the crowd from the back seat of a convertible car. Eleanor Roosevelt is seated next to him and Los Angeles mayor Frank Shaw on her other side. Police officers on motorcycles surround the car.