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.
Fire Chief Ralph J. Scott is honored with a surprise party to celebrate his thirty years of service to the fire department. He is receiving a hand-illuminated book signed by every member of the fire department. From left to right, Ralph J. Scott, his wife Addie Scott, Fire Commissioner Edward Lewis, Harlan De Witt of the Fireman's Relief Association, and Mayor Shaw.
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.
Related to article, "Postmaster-General to Speak. Farley Thrice on Dial Today. Breakfast Club, Luncheon and Dinner Talks Listed. Second Address Comes From Warner Brothers' Studio. Third Message to Be Given at Biltmore Banquet." Los Angeles Times, 19 Jul. 1934:16.