Lillian Copeland was an American athlete, who excelled in weight throwing. She has been called "the most successful female discus thrower in U.S. history," and held multiple titles in shot put and javelin throwing as well. In the 1928 Olympics she won the silver medal for the discus throw and in 1932 she won the gold medal in this event.
This photograph appears with the article, "Compton's Discus Sensation: Adrian Davis Enjoys Quick Jump to Fame: Compton Discus Thrower Confident He Will Some Day Toss Platter Beyond 160-Foot Mark," Los Angeles Times, 19 Mar. 1936: A9.
This photograph may be associated with the article, “Plotters Threaten Death-to Rancher; Demand $10,000: Extortioners [sic] Peril Rich Sportsman but Evade Intricate Man-Trap of Two Score Officers DOCTOR THREATENED IN EXTORTION PLOT,” Los Angeles Times, 5 Aug. 1935.
Christmas party organized by the Native Daughters of the Golden West for the children of Ruth Home. A Wayne Williams dressed as Santa Claus provided holiday gifts to some of the children - June Wightman, Leonard Young, Nancy Carter and Bob Young.