Possibly related to Los Angeles Times article, March 7, 1934, “Guard Pays Dam Visit, Arizona Risks ‘Navy’ Craft, Julia B. Takes Governor’s Party From Parker to Scene of ‘Invasion,’ California Water District Crew Fails to Welcome ‘Foreigners'’ Arrival. … The sometimes uncertain voyage was made in order that Maj. F.I. Pomeroy of the Arizona National Guard and Herbert H. Hotchkiss, secretary to the Governor, might test the possibility of taking a unit of the guard up to the dam site by the river. … The major and Hotchkiss also inspected the cable anchors in the cliff on the Arizona side …
Mary B. Skeele, wife of Walter Skeele, the Professor of Organ and Dean of the College of Music at the University of Southern California was kidnapped in 1933. The ransom was paid and Mrs. Skeele was returned unharmed. A former student was found guilty of the crime.
Heavyweight boxer George Godfrey with his brother in a mock confrontation, both in crouching positions and with his brother holding up a beverage bottle by its neck, outside a brick building. Both wearing suits, hats and ties, and George's hat is a straw boater. Other photographs taken on this occasion show a sign reading "KHJ" over a doorway. The location may be the KHJ radio studio and towers atop the Los Angeles Times building at 1st and Broadway.
House with Spanish tile roof, with boards, chains, and pulleys on patio and against side of house, with overhanging tree at right and ocean at left. In another image of this house the edge of the patio pavement on the cliff side is ragged as though lost in a landslide (uclamss_1429_0435).
Side view of Dr. Townsend wearing jacket, tie, and glasses, speaking into a microphone while addressing a crowd. Dr. Townsend was known for his old age pension proposal which was known as the "Townsend Plan."
First newspaper article mentioning John Leck's horseless carriage published on September 23, 1898. This photograph was published on March 2, 1919. Part of 1919 newspaper article attached to negative it states "Probably Californ..[text cut off] Oldest. This home-made contraption used to scare people to death in S.. [text cut off] was built by a man named John Leck, who still lives in Sa..[text cut off] at the scandalous speed of five miles an hour.
Six cyclists standing next to their bicycles at the start of the Transcontinental Bicycle Relay race in Los Angeles flanked by 2 motor cycle policemen. Spectators watch on the right and a sign on a truck behind them reads: "Official Relief Convoy, Los Angeles - New York Transcontinental Bicycle Relay."
A native Korean, Jong Sook Kim lost her sight in an accident. She was brought to the United States by Dr. William McColl, who along with the Loins Foundation, was able to raise the funds for an eye operation that restored the sight in one of Kim's eyes.