Henry B. R. Briggs was the Postmaster of Los Angeles from February 1, 1934 to his death (from pneumonia) on September 28, 1936. Prior to that, he was the publisher and editor of the Los Angeles Record. J. F. Bourne, a long-term postal employee, is mentioned in Los Angeles Times coverage of post office news between 1910 and 1938.
The "Fairyland" float featuring a large 16 foot basket of roses in a garden with mushrooms and inhabited by four fairies and four elves. The float is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd. A radio broadcaster platform covered in greenery is visible on the right.
This photograph is related to the article, "Flying Hunters Given Welcome, Four Endurance Champions Land at City Airport, Will Make Next Test Flight Here, They Declare, Officials and Large Throng Extend Greetings," Los Angeles Times, 23 Jul. 1930: A1.
District Attorney Forrest Murray addresses the people in the witness room during William Edward Hickman's murder trial. He holds a sheaf of paper in one hand and has his other hand held out in front of him.
Photograph of Mrs. Clarence E. Noerenberg (Mary Brodbeck Noerenberg), Miss Grace S. Stoermer and Mrs. B. F. Ferris (Eleanor L. Ferris), seated around a table with an open binder. An unfolded brochure is placed on top.
Dr. Jacob de la Faille points to an inscription on a self-portrait by Vincent van Gogh during an exhibition of the painting at the Associated American Artists Galleries of California, 9916 Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills.
From left to right, Roland Swaffield, Buron Fitts, Joseph Scott, Mrs. Berthal Gregory (sometimes spelled "Berthel" in the Los Angeles Times), Jerry Giesler, and unknown, stand in crowded courtroom during Fitts Grand Jury trial for perjury.
This photograph is possibly related to a different photograph of the same event that appears with the article, “Aqueduct situation tense as investigators for city find unexploded case of dynamite: WATER GUARDS IN SECRET RIDE no-name canyon now alive with repair crews water soon fill flow into blasted siphon auto numbers may lead to arrest of outlaws,” Los Angeles Times, 31 May 1927: A12
Possibly related to the article "'Los Angeles Own' – the 160th U.S. Infantry," Los Angeles Times, 25 July 1926. The article states: ... the five designations of the regiment from first to last: The Los Angeles Guard, the Eagle Corps, the Seventh Regiment, the Ninth Infantry, and the 160th Infantry, "Los Angeles Own." The crest is that prescribed for the National Guard organizations of California. ...
This is a picture of Judge Thomas White along with 17-year old James Holden after Judge White awarded Holden $28,060 in damages against the Patten-Blinn Lumber Company for a traffic accident that left Holden with a paralyzed left arm and stiff neck when he was 3. Holden's mother, Mrs. Ada Holden LaMar was appointed guardian of the money. In this picture, Holden presents to the Judge a list of things he wanted to buy with some of the money.
The Long Beach earthquake of 1933 took place on March 10, with a magnitude of 6.4, causing widespread damage to buildings throughout Southern California. The epicenter was offshore, southeast of Long Beach on the Newport-Inglewood Fault. An estimated fifty million dollars' worth of property damage resulted, and 120 lives were lost.
A crowd gathers on the sand at Venice Beach the day after Aimee Semple McPherson disappeared from the same beach. The crowd stands across the mid-ground, and most face towards the left. All wear jackets at the beach. A woman in the foreground at right sits on the beach next to a pile of sand. At left, a man in a suit walks towards camera. Behind and to the right of him, a few kids play in the sand. Buildings rise behind the throng of people in the distance at center. On one of the buildings it reads, "HOTEL CADILLAC."
Miss Canada, Grant Donley, in skirt, sweater, and knitted hat, and Miss Mexico, Marianita Servin, in skirt, sleeveless blouse, and necklace, lighting explosive fuse to open Roosevelt Highway, with cut ribbons on ground, wide ribbon behind them, and uniformed officers and crowd, many waving hats, and hillside in background
After a catastrophic flood and landslide in Montrose and La Crescenta (in either January or October), two men look at a map. Signs on the building read "Exchanges, Loans, Rentals," "L.A. County Health," and "H.F. Krueser, Office, Valley Homes, Lots & Acreage."
John Powers made the U.S.A. Olympic Trials in 1924 at 400 meters, was the Occidental College record holder in the 440 and was a member of the 1924 Championship Mile Relay at the Penn Relays. He graduated from Occidental College in 1924.
The Long Beach earthquake of 1933 took place on March 10, with a magnitude of 6.4, causing widespread damage to buildings throughout Southern California. The epicenter was offshore, southeast of Long Beach on the Newport-Inglewood Fault. An estimated fifty million dollars' worth of property damage resulted, and 120 lives were lost
Adolfo Carsi holding up his right hand, perhaps taking an oath, judge at the coroner's jury. Carsi had strangled his wife, Florence Carsi, because he suspected her of infidelity. Spectators are seated behind him and attorneys are seated at a table in front of him. A man with a camera on a tripod is on the left.
A different photograph of the same event appears with the article, "GIANT AIRLINER IN DEBUT: City of Los Angeles Dashes to Bay City on First Run After Christening Ceremonies," Los Angeles Times, 27 Nov. 1933: A1
Photograph of President Franklin D. Roosevelt waving from the back of his train at Central Station (Central Ave. and 5th St.) with Eleanor Roosevelt next to him holding a bouquet of roses. A man stands next to Mrs. Roosevelt and 2 men stand in front of the train car. A circular sign on the train ca reads "Union Pacific Special Train."
Dancing Chinese lion during festival in Chinatown on unpaved street with spectators on the sidewalk. The man supporting the front holds the lion's head high above his own head and is smiling. There is allot of dust or smoke in the foreground. A sign on a commercial building reads: "Eastern Grocery Co."