Handwriting on negative states "Mrs.Walburga Oesterreich" In 1922 Walburga Oesterreich’s husband Fred Oesterreich was shot and killed supposedly by a burglar in their Los Angeles, Calif. home. Eight years later after being arrested for another crime Otto Sanhuber confessed to police that he had killed Fred Oesterreich in party with Walburga. Sanhuber stated that he had lived in the attic of the Oesterreich’s home for years in order to carry on an affair with Walburga. In 1930 Sanhuber was put on trial and was convicted of manslaughter. Walburga Oesterreich was tried for murder and conspiracy but her jury ended in deadlock. She was never retried.
Referenced in more recent article, "Dusting Off the Pages From California's Past," [Los Angeles Times, September 28, 1983]. There is no related article from photograph's time period. This more recent column references the image's subject as part of the Los Angeles Public Library's collection of historical documents. The printed document in the photograph is an original decree establishing Los Angeles as the new capital of the Mexican territory of Alta California. It is signed by then Secretary of the State, Jose Maria Gutierrez de Estrada, on behalf of the interim president of Mexico, Miguel Barragan. The names of other persons, printed in the decree, include: Basilio Arillaga, Deputy President; Antonio Pacheco Leal, President of the Senate; Demetrio del Castillo, Deputy Secretary; and Manuel Miranda, Secretary of the Senate. It is dated May 23, 1935.
Decorated edges, number 1 on all four corners, and number 1 in decorated logos at left and right. Text on certificate reads: Los Angeles Clearing House Certificate, No. A 69136, Los Angeles, California, November 5th, 1907. One dollar. Securities having been deposited with the Clearing House Committee of the Los Angeles Clearing House Association, this Certificate will be accepted for the sum named by any of the Banks composing said Association or any Bank clearing through a member thereof. W.H. Holliday, Vice-President and Secretary, J.A. Graves, President. The Union Litho Co. L.A.
Display of cotton on raised platform, with flat area at front and large cotton boll at center rear, with sign reading "Coachella Valley" at center, cotton bolls at left and right, and burlap sack reading "Acala Cotton Growers Association of Coachella Valley" in front of platform, under canopy roof with hanging tassels
The American Bar Association held its 1935 convention in Los Angeles, in mid-July at the Biltmore Hotel. James M. Beck was one of the candidates running for president of the Association, ultimately losing to William L. Ransom.
This photograph is very similar to one of Louise Peete captioned, "The top picture shows the woman on trial for the murder of J. C. Denton on her way from the County Jail to the Hall of Justice by way of Buena Vista Street. ... Note the roped-back crowd and the policemen," Los Angeles Times, 20 Jan. 1921: pg. II1.
Mrs. Vera Verrill sits next to Dep. Sheriff Belle DeWolfe during the coroner's inquest into the death of Verrill's mother-in-law Ethel Verrill. Vera Verrill is accused of fatally shooting her mother-in-law during a domestic dispute.
View of a maiden (Ellen Collins) sleeping in a bed of roses on the "A Child's Dream" float, with a princess (Katherine Collins) and castle in the background. The float was entered by the city of Anaheim.
Photograph of a crowd standing outside of a building that houses the Masonic Temple, the Daily Bread Shop, and the Southern County Bank. It appears to be raining, as several people are using umbrellas and the roads are slick with water. There are several cars and some palm trees in the background.