Postmaster-General Farley sits astride the Los Angeles Breakfast Club's sawhorse labeled "HAM" for initiation into the club on July 19, 1934 at the Ambassador Hotel. He is blindfolded and has placed his right hand on a plate of ham and eggs as part of the initiation rites. Four men surround him; one man holds the plate of ham and eggs, one holds a paper (possibly initiation rites), one man stands smiling, and the last pets the sawhorse.
Postmaster-General James A. Farley gives an address on a stage, possibly at a Warner Brothers' Studio sound stage (based on mid-day shadows and scheduled luncheon program at the studios that day). Crowd sits and stands around him.
A Los Angeles Breakfast Club meeting in honor of Postmaster-General James A. Farley held at the Ambassador Hotel on July 19, 1934. Mayor Shaw and Senator McAdoo sit to his right. The Breakfast Club postponed their usual meeting time to fit Farley's travel schedule and moved from their usual location at the East Village to the Ambassador to accommodate the size of this event.
Postmaster-General James A. Farley sits on the Los Angeles Breakfast Club's sawhorse mascot, which is marked "HAM." Mayor Shaw stands to his left and Senator McAdoo to his right. Others stand around for photo. Gigantic bouquet stands in the foreground.
Men gather around for a photo during the visit of Postmaster-General James A. Farley, possibly at a Warner Brothers' Studio sound stage (based on mid-day shadows and scheduled luncheon program at the studios that day) on July 19, 1934. Farley stands in the center shaking a man's hand and holding papers. Some men wear a "Reception" ribbon.
This photograph appears with the article, “Glendale’s New $455,000 Postoffice Dedicated by Postmaster-General Farley, Message of Cheer Given by Leader in Address, Throngs at Celebration, Attended by Notables, Told Stamp Sales Indicate Better Business,” Los Angeles Times, July 20, 1934.