A very similar photograph of an athlete participating in the broad jump at the same meet is captioned, "Exciting Moments in the Pacific Fleet Cinder Championships Sailor Flynn, shown above, collected a flock of points yesterday afternoon at Long Beach High for the Pacific Fleet Air Force in the broad jump. Palmer and Waldrop, both of the U.S.S. New York, are observed in the lower picture helping each other bust the tape at the finish of the 220. Spies[?] of the U.S.S. California is seen bounding in a close third," Los Angeles Times, 13 May 1922: III1
The property measures as being 2000 feet long with a width ranging from about 60 feet at the wide end to less than a foot at the other. Shadle has been all over America with Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show and the Sells-Floto Circus and threatens to use his professional lassoing skills if he is forcibly removed.
Overview of locomotive accident from elevated angle, with both views of the railroad track visible. Foreground: Roof of train car. Photograph possibly shot from atop the car's roof. Background: Dozens of bystanders--men, women, and children--look on from either side of the derailed locomotive. Two train engines can be seen in this view of the wreckage, numbered, "2451" and "4355." A mechanical crane is is also pictured, possibly there to move the wreckage. Further back, a view of the town of Glendale can be seen, with power lines, small houses, white picket fences, and mountains. The Southern Pacific Railroad locomotive had collided with a seven-ton sand truck on the train tracks in Glendale. A dozen people were injured, with no fatalities.
Daughter Jane Jackie smiles next to her actress mother Anita Jackie, whose stage name was Anita Young. Young won her divorce settlement against husband William Jackie who, both daughter and mother testified, had an extramarital affair. Both are donning hats and warm, outer clothing. The younger Jackie is wearing dog brooch.
Photograph of the southernmost of the four Figueroa Street Tunnels under construction showing two drift tunnels with stacks of construction supplies in front of them. This is the north end of the tunnel. A Steam shovel is parked on the left and wooden houses at the bottom and top of the hill are visible on the right.
The gourd that Mr. Casad is holding has the following carved onto it in English: “Read the Los Angeles Times for news and advertising. Read ‘Unemployment and It’s Solution’ By Roland C. Castro for Ideas!”
Anagnosti has been apprehended by Federal officers and escorted from Egypt back to Los Angeles after spending four years on the run from a sentence for misuse of the mails. He had been convicted in United States District Judge Killitt's court on February 14, 1931 and fled before the passing of his appeal.
David Hutton was a singer and performer that was married briefly to Aimee McPherson. In this photo he stands with Roy Watkins with luggage surrounding them. Roy Watkins holds an envelope in his hand. David Hutton wears a hat.
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.
Two telephone operators in the Santa Clara River Valley, at a switchboard. During the first critical hours after the start of the flood which followed the failure of the Saint Francis Dam, several telephone operators in communities in the path of the flood remained at their posts and transmitted warnings to the operators in communities down the line. The flood took 5 hours to reach the coast, just south of Ventura, at which point it was 2 miles wide.
In January 1936, District Attorney Buron Fitts was charged with perjury regarding a 1931 testimony over the sale of a Claremont orange grove. Mrs. Berthall Gregory, Fitts’ sister, sold the grove to Lucien C. Wheeler. Fitts reportedly falsified the amount of money he received through the sale. He was prosecuted by Clyde C. Shoemaker and defended by Jerry Giesler, Joseph Scott, and William E. Scott with Winthrop O. Gordon as the attorney aid.
On February 7, 1936, District Attorney Buron Fitts was acquitted of perjury regarding a 1931 testimony over the sale of a Claremont orange grove. Mrs. Berthall Gregory, Fitts’ sister, sold the grove to Lucien C. Wheeler. Fitts reportedly falsified the amount of money he received through the sale. The perjury trial lasted three weeks.
Possibly connected to Los Angeles Times article, June 11, 1928, Track Athletes Bear Down in Final Week of Practice Before Olympic Tryouts … Ralph Smith’s vault of 13 ft. 5 in. stamps that young man as a chap to keep track of in competition …
Copy print negative of two portraits, one of Mr. Buron Fitts, and one of his wife, Mrs. Buron Fitts. Stamp on Mrs. Fitts photograph is partially covered by what appears to be brush strokes, but "L.A." is legible. Mr. Fitts photograph reads "Hartsook Photo."
This is a photograph of Brigadier General Oscar Westover, assistant chief of the Air Corps. (center), Lieut. Colonel H. H. Arnold (left) and Colonel John H. Howard (right)taken at a Biltmore Hotel luncheon of members of the Advertising Club and Chamber of Commerce. They are wearing leather flight jackets and are standing at a large round lunch table. The badges on Westover and Arnold read "Brig. Gen. Westover" and "Lt. Col. Arnold," respectively.
Photograph of a cabin on a hillside with trees in the background. The negative sleeve annotation dates the image to 1927 and relates it to the investigation of the murder of George Schick, a wealthy mine owner. According to a Los Angeles Times newspaper story, in 1927 human bones were found on Mount Soledad in San Diego, by a man clearing orchard land with a tractor. It was ultimately determined that the bones belonged to man taller than Schick.
A similar photograph of the same cottage appears with the caption, “Followers Offer Supplications for Evangelist's Recovery Left--The beach cottage where Mrs. McPherson is in seclusion. Center--Photograph of the evangelist and her mother taken last Christmas when peace reigned. Right--Followers of Mrs. McPherson praying for her recovery,” Los Angeles Times, 20 Aug. 1930: A2
Photograph of actor Seymour Schindell (2nd from left) questioned by investigators Jack Dwight (left), and Jesse Winn (right) as investigator Lloyd Yarrow looks on. Schindell was accused of assault with a deadly weapon by fellow actor Pat Harmon.
Rose Parade Grand Marshal Admiral William Sowden Sims in a chauffeur driven automobile blanketed in flowers and greenery in the shape of a ship with an eagle at the front. The Pasadena Memorial Flagpole (Goodhue Flagpole) is visible behind the automobile in its original location in the middle of the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard.