The Citizens' Committee on Governmental Reorganization formed by Mayor Shaw to make community recommendations for consolidations, simplification, and economy in the local government, met and discussed issues.
A crowd is gathered around a digger at the ground breaking ceremony for a new municipal building in Watts. From left to right: Councilman Franklin P. Buyer, with his hand on his hip; Emily Vincent; Paul G. Ritter, president of Board of Public Works; Mayor Frank Shaw; Otto B. Frank, with shovel in hand.
Salvation Army general Evangeline Booth and Mayor Frank L. Shaw stand at a podium with several other people on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall. Booth wears a bonnet and dress, while Shaw wears a tie, shirt, and jacket. The podium is festooned with patriotic decor. An arch and part of the facade of City Hall can be seen in the background. A young man to the left is seen in an Uncle Sam costume. Booth and her Army membership were in Los Angeles for a Salvation Army parade, and met in congress to discuss their World for God campaign in which they hoped to add a million more members. Mayor Shaw and many Los Angeles citizens welcomed them to the city.
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.
Text reads in part: Los Angeles City Precinct No. 867. State of California, County of Los Angeles, SS Affidavit of Registration. John D. Shaw, 4630 Melbourne Ave, Architect, 5 feet 9 1/2 inches, Republican. I was born in Canada. I acquired citizenship by a. Decree of Court, December 23 1914, Los Angeles California. [signed] John D. Shaw, 18th day of January, 1932
Text reads in part: Los Angeles City Precinct No. 55. State of California, County of Los Angeles, SS Affidavit of Registration. Frank L. Shaw, 110 West 59th Place, Supervisor LA Co., 5 feet 6 inches, Republican. I was born in Canada. I acquired citizenship by b. Father's Naturalization. My father's name is (was) John D. Shaw. [signed] Frank L. Shaw, 18th day of January, 1932
Connected to either Los Angeles Times article, June 14, 1933, Oath of Mayor Taken by Shaw, Council Approves Canvass of Recent Election, Presto! New Mayor Sworn in Record Time, Introduced by Randall, Who Met Defeat at Polls; or July 2, 1933, New Regimes Take Helm of City and Schools, Shaw and Chesebro Sworn In and Davis Elected Head of Council; Education Shake-up Launched
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.
Related to article, "Postmaster-General to Speak. Farley Thrice on Dial Today. Breakfast Club, Luncheon and Dinner Talks Listed. Second Address Comes From Warner Brothers' Studio. Third Message to Be Given at Biltmore Banquet." Los Angeles Times, 19 July 1934:16.
Mayor Frank Shaw, in suit and tie, walking in front of crowd of mostly children and women, most in summer clothing, some in military hats, policeman in back of crowd, outdoors with lawn in foreground, trees and hills in background
Mayor Frank Shaw with woman in dotted dress and military hat, both kneeling and holding small Easter baskets, with four girls in white dresses, in front of desk on carpeted office floor with about 45 small Easter baskets, with another woman seated in chair partially visible at right
From left to right: Frank H. Brumby; Mayor Frank Shaw; Harry L. Harper, president of Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce; Francis P. Woellner; W. A. Simpson. They are seated at a banquet table at the Ambassador Hotel with a mural depicting a Spanish dancer and musicians is on the wall behind them.
A different photograph of Mabel Socha and Mayor Shaw taken on the same occasion appears with the article, "Park Hall's Stone Laid: Ceremonies at Observatory: Humanitarian Potentialities of Institution Hailed by Notable Speakers: Col. Griffith, Donor, Lauded; Mayor, Millikan and Others Present," Los Angeles Times, 13 Jul. 1934: A1.
Harry Baine in suit and tie, standing near table with other Board of Supervisors members seated, with crowd near open door in background, flowers in foreground. They are in the new quarters of the County Supervisors on the 5th floor of the Hall of Records, located at 220 N. Broadway. The walls of the room are decorated with laurel panel molding above marble panels.
Photograph of President Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt and mayor Frank Shaw in the back seat of a convertible car at Central Station (Central Ave. and 5th St.) in front of the presidential train. Mrs. Roosevelt is holding a bouquet of roses and the automobile is surrounded by security men.
This photograph appears with Los Angeles Times article, June 16, 1932, Friends Petition Shaw to Campaign, Shaw Urged to File for Re-Election, Petition Bearing Names of Second District Backers Handed to Supervisor, and appears with California Eagle article, June 24, 1932, Supervisor Frank L. Shaw Given Surprise Demonstration of Esteem
Supervisors Henry W. Wright, Harry M. Baine, John R. Quinn, and secretary Grace Wagner, seated at long table, supervisors Hugh A. Thatcher, mayor Frank L. Shaw, and county deputy assessor Alexander W. Dodge standing behind, with several other people standing and seated. They are in the new quarters of the County Supervisors on the 5th floor of the Hall of Records, located at 220 N. Broadway. The room is decorated with elaborate crown molding and walls with laurel panel molding above marble panels. There is a pilar on the left and a flag in the corner.
Photograph of mayor Frank Shaw with Nisei festival participants on the steps of the City Hall. Alice Watanabe, the first queen of the Nisei festival, hands the mayor an invitation to the festival in the form of a ribbon-bound scroll. People watch from the top of the steps.
Postmaster-General James A. Farley sits on the Los Angeles Breakfast Club's sawhorse mascot, which is marked "HAM." Mayor Shaw stands to his left and Senator McAdoo to his right. Others stand around for photo. Gigantic bouquet stands in the foreground.
This photograph is very similar to another one of this event published with the caption: A Surprise That Didn't Alarm Chief Scott: Presenting hand-illuminated book, signed by every member of fire department, to Fire Chief Scott are, left to right, Mrs. Addie Scott, Fire Commissioner Lewis, Harlan L. De Witt of Fireman's Relief Association, and Mayor Shaw. The Surprise party marked the chief's thirtieth year with the department. [Los Angeles Times, 12 July 1935: A12].
Construction company vice-president F.J. Anderson and mayor Frank Shaw seated, signing papers at table with books, papers, gavel, and pens, with Roger Jessup, Frances Beatty, Hugh Thatcher, Harry Baine, and John Quinn standing behind them. They are in the new quarters (as of 1932) of the County Supervisors on the 5th floor of the Hall of Records, located at 220 N. Broadway. The walls of the room are decorated with laurel panel molding above marble panels.
Pictured from left to right: Studebaker Corporation executive Paul G. Hoffman, Los Angeles Mayor Frank L. Shaw, and Bank of America executive Walter J. Braunschweiger stand surrounding a cake that reads, "47th Anniversary." In the background, a large chandaliered room can be seen, with suited men seated at white-clothed tables. Photograph was taken at the Chamber of Commerce's 47th anniversary event in the Biltmore Hotel's Biltmore Bowl, the hotel's ballroom. S.E. Gates (not pictured), as president of the Rotary Club, co-organized the luncheon.
President Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt and mayor Frank Shaw in the back seat of a convertible car at Central Station (Central Ave. and 5th St.). Mrs. Roosevelt holds a large bouquet of roses and there is a crowd behind the automobile, with the presidential train car in the background.
This photograph appears with Los Angeles Times article, December 6, 1932, "New Governmental Group Effects Organization, County Given Set-Up Change, Supervisors Alter Course for Two of Departments, Whole Body to Direct Flood and Welfare Activities, Shaw Elected Chairman and Jessup Begins Duties"
Mayor Frank Shaw, in suit and tie, holding flowers, Mrs. Cora Shaw, in knit suit, fox fur, and corsage, standing with group of about 7 women, most with flowers, including Peggy Hamilton Adams in light suit with wide satin collar, and man at left in Indian regalia
Mrs. Cora Shaw, 3rd from left, and Mayor Frank Shaw, 6th from left, and about 13 other men and women, all in formal dress, seated at long table set with flowers, glasses, and menus or programs, under curtained balcony
Australian pilot Charles Kingsford Smith arrived in Los Angeles, with his navigator, Patrick Gordon Taylor on November 5, ending a journey from Brisbane. Taylor left Los Angeles on the night of the 6th. In a photograph in the Los Angeles Times, Taylor is seen wearing the same suit and necktie (5 Nov. 1934: 1). The banquet probably took place on the 5th.
Photograph of Frank Shaw (mayor of Los Angeles), Florencio Avila Sanchez (representative of the Mexican Senate), James Davis (Chief of Police) and Ricardo Hill (Mexican Consul) meet in Shaw's office to discuss a radio broadcast by President Cardenas of Mexico.
Prince and Princess Kaya of Japan with Lieut.-Col. Senichi Kushibuchi (aide-de-camp of Prince Kaya, left), Kihuye Matsumura (lady in waiting to Princess Kaya, far left) and Mayor Frank Shaw (right) upon their arrival at the La Grande Station. Prince Kaya and Senichi Kushibuchi wear military uniforms.
Prince Kaya of Japan, center, with (front row l-r) Frank Shaw (Mayor of Los Angeles); Harry L. Harper (President of the Chamber of Commerce); (back row l-r) Col. Senichi Kushibuchi (aide to the Prince); and Tomokazu Hori (Japanese consul of Southern California) at a luncheon at the Biltmore Hotel hosted by the city and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. The flags of the United States and Japan are on the wall behind the group.
National Commander of the American Legion J. Ray Murphy is arriving in Los Angeles on the Union Pacific. He will be attending numerous events, including a speech he will give in Ventura and a banquet at the Army and Navy Club.
Prince and Princess Kaya of Japan (center) with Frank Shaw (Mayor of Los Angeles, right), Lieut.-Col. Senichi Kushibuchi (the Prince's aide-de-camp, left) and Kihuye Matsumura (lady in waiting to Princess Kaya, far left)
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.
Governor James Rolph, in suit and tie, and Mayor Frank Shaw, in dark jacket, hand in pocket, and light pants, shaking hands, indoors, with Oriental rugs on floor and chair, photograph of waterfall, and fireplace mantel in background
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.