View of City Hall steps with crowd gathered for unemployed meeting during the depression, Los Angeles. Sign at center podium appears to read "Los Angeles Unemployed Workers Assn." Street signs read "N. Spring St." and "New High St." Sing on post also reads "... Sacrifice."
ANSWER: Well, it's one of those old oil wells that are on the southern slopes of the Elysian Park hills, virtually a stone's throw from the bustling Civic Center. This one is in the back yard of what was once the residence of Thomas O'Brien, once one of the finest "country homes outside Los Angeles." Disonicio Sanchez has lived there for 30 years and, being pretty hep on the place's history, he should know. Exact location is a knoll at the corner of W College and Centennial Sts.
Salvation Army general Evangeline Booth and Mayor Frank L. Shaw stand at a podium with several other people on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall. Booth wears a bonnet and dress, while Shaw wears a tie, shirt, and jacket. The podium is festooned with patriotic decor. An arch and part of the facade of City Hall can be seen in the background. A young man to the left is seen in an Uncle Sam costume. Booth and her Army membership were in Los Angeles for a Salvation Army parade, and met in congress to discuss their World for God campaign in which they hoped to add a million more members. Mayor Shaw and many Los Angeles citizens welcomed them to the city.