Harry M. Gage, President of Coe College, speaks at the Iowa Picnic in Lincoln Park, hosted by the Iowa Association of Southern California. He stands on a stage in front of a microphone. There are men visible further back on the stage and an audience visible below.
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum track spans the width of the bottom edge as it stretches back on an angle to the left. In the mid-ground, S.C. and Stanford sprinters race towards the camera as they approach the finish line. At center, an S.C. runner crosses the finish line first. He runs with his arms stretched out wide as his chest meets the tape. Two more S.C. Trojans follow behind him at left and 2 Stanford sprinters chase him at right. Along the right edge, several meet officials stand on a stepped riser on the inside of the track. In the distance, meet participants mill about the playing field and the stadium's stands stretch across the background.
Dr. Thomas Young was married to Grace Gordon Young, a millionaire widow with one son. Dr. Young confessed to killing his wife and burying her body in a cistern at their Beverly Glen cabin in an attempt to gain custody of his stepson and his inheritance. In the middle of his trial in August 1925 Young committed suicide while in jail.
Related articles, "Untermyer Fears War, Hitler's Action Condemned, Scrapping of Treaty Called 'Challenge to Whole Civilized World." Los Angeles Times, 18 Mar. 1935: 2; and "Untermyer Will Speak, American Legion Patriotic Program to Be Aided by Famed Lawyer Today." Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 1935: 12.
This photograph and 2 others appear as a small photo spread that accompanies the article, "Plane Designer With Earliest and Latest Models: FOKKER URGES AIR SAFETY Inventor Says Passengers Will Fly When Planes Are More Stable and Comfortable," Los Angeles Times, 02 Nov. 1927: A5
Louise Ward Watkins, a Progressive Conservative, was involved with numerous civic organizations, and in 1938 became the first woman to run for the U.S. Senate in California. However she also opposed women in higher education.
Photograph of Crown Prince Gustav Adolf of Sweden (2nd from L) and Col. Oscar Solbert (L), President Coolidge's personal representative and escort for the Swedish royal party during their visit to the United States, on the observation platform of their train at Barstow in the Mojave Desert. Three other men are on the platform and two men look up at them from below. A sign on the platform reads "the Navajo. Santa Fe all the way."
L to R: Rufus Bernhard von Kleinsmid, President of the University of Southern California; Dr. George F. Zook, President of the American Council on Education; and Senator Elbert D. Thomas, of Utah, seated at a black tie banquet, perhaps at the University of Southern California.
Bird's-eye view of Chinatown portion of San Francisco, with about 6 pagoda-roof buildings in foreground, 1 with sign reading Sing Chong Importing Co., Leading Chinese Bazaar, and about 8 multi-story western-style buildings in background, steeple with cross and clock at left
View of Maxwell K. Baughman looking through the twelve-inch (305 mm) Zeiss refracting telescope in the east dome of the newly constructed Griffith Observatory. Baughman, a technician at the Griffith Planetarium, worked with Paul Lange, a planetarium expert from Jena Germany, to install the telescope from September 1934 to January 1935.
Photograph of Charles C. Cohan who served as Los Angeles Times' Real Estate editor from 1932 to 1959, until his retirement. Before coming to LA, he served as a reporter and editor for the Butte Miner in Montana, during which he co-wrote the state song of Montana, "Montana." He was also designated "Dean of California Real Estate Editors" in 1951 by members of the California Real Estate Association.
Related to Los Angeles Times article, June 5, 1929, Great Circus Maximus Gives Mammoth Coliseum Throng Afternoon of Thrills, Fifty Thousand See Spectacle, Rare Acts Dazzle Crowd at Opening Matinee, Aerial Performances Amaze Attending Throngs, Clowns and Large Band Help Make Show Complete …
In 1912 William Selig purchased the site that is now Lincoln Park in Los Angeles, atMission Road and Selig Place, as additional film studio acreage for the housing of wild animals used in his films. The studio was insolvent by 1918 and the zoo was auctioned off in 1923. Over time, it had various names, including Luna Park Zoo, the L.A. Wild Aimal Farms, the California Zoological Gardens, and Zoopark.
Aerial view of the Navy's USS Saratoga aircraft carrier (CV-3) during training maneuvers. A couple dozen airplanes are visible on her deck. The wing of an airplane the photographer is in can be seen as well.
Photograph of Roberta Sargeant, Elaine Bear, Betty Wood and Kit Hambly, seated on a sofa, each with a bowl of peaches in their lap. Each woman holds a peach in one hand and a butter knife in the other. A carton of peaches rests on a stool before them, placed next the a metal bucket. The women were photographed in a residential home, location unknown.
The "Whistler's Mother" float with Mrs. Howard J. Sloan and with a Bible and a floral U. S. flag draped over the front.The float was entered by the Antlers of the B.P.O.E. and is shown at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Decorated automobile with 2 male riders. One rider is in military uniform and the other rider is lifting his top hat in greeting to the spectators. The automobile is shown at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd. and the Goodhue Flagpole is just visible at the right edge of the image.
Photograph of Mrs. Fay Webb Vallee as she prepares to alight from a train. A diamond engagement ring and wedding band on her wedding finger indicate she was still married during the time of this photograph. Married very briefly to musician Rudy Vallee, Mrs. Vallee was a native of Southern California. She died a few months after her divorce to Vallee was finalized.
From left to right: Mildred Feldman and Iris Joanne Feldman; Mrs. Steve Hopkins and Howard Hopkins; Eleanor Boadt and Stephen R. Boadt; Mrs. Louis Shalitt and Philip Myron Shalitt; Marie M. Grivel and Leon Robert Grivel; Mrs. Dora Milstein and Irving Louis Hayman, her grandson. The babies are seated on a table covered in blankets and all adults stand behind them, posing for a photograph.
The St. Francis Dam was a 200-foot high concrete gravity-arch dam built between 1924 and 1926 in St. Francisquito Canyon (near present-day Castaic and Santa Clarita). The dam collapsed on March 12, 1928 at two and a half minutes before midnight. The resulting flood killed more than 600 residents plus an unknown number of itinerant farm workers camped in San Francisquito Canyon, making it the 2nd greatest loss of life in California after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. It is considered the worst American civil engineering failure in the 20th century.
Several women were overcome by gas fumes from leaking pipes while sewing on a WPA project at 1108 West Thirty-fifth Street. Those who were not treated on scene were taken to Georgia-Street Receiving Hospital where they were effectively treated.
ANSWER: If you're wondering why these Know Your City photos are getting easier, it's because the series is coasting to the finish. Going to wind it up Wednesday with No.250. Surely you recognized today's--the Southern Pacific freight yards out between N Broadway and N Spring St. Principal clue, of course, was the city's No.1 landmark in the background, the City Hall tower.