This is a photograph taken in 1933 of (L to R): A. W. Hoch, John Quinn, Mayor Shaw, and William Simpson, members of the committee representing the Los Angeles county unit in President Hoover's national unemployment relief organization during the 1930s Depression. Adolph W. Hoch was also the President of the California State Federation of Labor, William A. Simpson was the 1933 President of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, and John R. Quinn was elected the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors after Frank L. Shaw resigned upon being elected as Mayor. The location is the Chamber of Commerce at 12tth St. and Broadway.
There are no dates on the negative or negative sleeve. A billboard advertising the film "Tarzan and His Mate" places the events in the photograph in 1934. This was likely taken during the Fort Moore hill excavation in April.
Dedication of Boquet Reservoir with William P. Whitsett, Chairman of the Metropolitan Water District; H. A. Van Norman, Chief Engineer and General Manager of the Bureau of Water Works; and Los Angeles Mayor Frank Shaw standing in front of the gates of the concrete inlet-outlet tower