Mayor Shaw and Governor Merriam pose together in front of a crowd. Frank Finley Merriam served as the 28th Governor of California from June 2, 1934 until January 2, 1939. Frank L Shaw was Mayor of Los Angeles from 1933 to September 16, 1938.
28th Governor of California Frank Finley Merriam (back right) and actress/musician/politician Adele Arbo (back left) with five young women, presumably participants in a beauty contest. Contestants include (left to right); Sibyl D. Slinkard, Betty Meguire, Laura Kerr, Marjorie Owens, and Helen Gilbert. Photo may possibly have been taken at the San Bernadino Orange Show. Dates given for the photo are based on the dates of Merriam's tenure as Governor.