President Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt and mayor Frank Shaw in the back seat of a convertible car at Central Station (Central Ave. and 5th St.). Mrs. Roosevelt holds a large bouquet of roses and there is a crowd behind the automobile, with the presidential train car in the background.
This photograph is very similar to another one of this event published with the caption: A Surprise That Didn't Alarm Chief Scott: Presenting hand-illuminated book, signed by every member of fire department, to Fire Chief Scott are, left to right, Mrs. Addie Scott, Fire Commissioner Lewis, Harlan L. De Witt of Fireman's Relief Association, and Mayor Shaw. The Surprise party marked the chief's thirtieth year with the department. [Los Angeles Times, 12 July 1935: A12].
Schumann-Heink, left, and Mayor Frank Shaw, center, watch the Memorial Day parade from a table at the Coliseum field. An unidentified woman sits beside Mayor Shaw. Schumann-Heink sand the "Star-Spangled Banner" that day.
Photograph of Los Angeles Mayor Frank L. Shaw and World War veteran members of the American Legion City Hall Post No. 387, Clifford K. Steele, A. D. Endsley and city hall engineering department accountant Harry Whittington in front of City Hall before the members of the American Legion Post went to Fresno for a convention. The Summer of 1935 faced a heat wave in the San Joaquin Valley, due to which the veterans took their own water wagon. A mountain pump was rigged which was to be used as a shower bath. Photograph shows the wagon hitched to a car. Ross Olney stands next to the water pump. The wagon has a banner reading, "Showed Baths Given Here, And How," and the barrel of water has a sign reading, "A Los Angeles Rain Storm, The Climate of Los Angeles is Cool, Have Some,". The Wagon itself has a sign painted to the side reading, "Keep Cool with Los Angeles City Hall Post, A Los Angeles Rain Storm, our weather is unique, warm up with Fresno." C. K. Steele is standing in the back row, holding a small box reading, "Los Angeles City Hall Post No. 387, California." The veterans and the Mayor protect themselved from the water shower with umbrellas.
President Roosevelt is seen waving his hat to greet the crowd from the back seat of a convertible car. Eleanor Roosevelt is seated next to him and Los Angeles mayor Frank Shaw on her other side. Police officers on motorcycles surround the car.