President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Mayor Frank L. Shaw ride in a motorcade. Eleanor and her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited Los Angeles for a day before visiting San Diego. During their time in Los Angeles, the President gave a speech at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Mrs. Roosevelt gave a speech at the Hollywood Bowl.
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.
Roosevelt, along with other dignitaries, toured the city by motorcade during his first visit as President. Central Station was located at Fifth and Alameda Street. Man speaking to Roosevelt is unknown.
There are no dates on the negative or negative sleeve. A billboard advertising the film "Tarzan and His Mate" places the events in the photograph in 1934. This was likely taken during the Fort Moore hill excavation in April.
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.