This is a photograph taken in 1933 of (L to R): A. W. Hoch, John Quinn, Mayor Shaw, and William Simpson, members of the committee representing the Los Angeles county unit in President Hoover's national unemployment relief organization during the 1930s Depression. Adolph W. Hoch was also the President of the California State Federation of Labor, William A. Simpson was the 1933 President of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, and John R. Quinn was elected the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors after Frank L. Shaw resigned upon being elected as Mayor. The location is the Chamber of Commerce at 12tth St. and Broadway.
A crowd is gathered around a digger at the ground breaking ceremony for a new municipal building in Watts. From left to right: Councilman Franklin P. Buyer, with his hand on his hip; Emily Vincent; Paul G. Ritter, president of Board of Public Works; Mayor Frank Shaw; Otto B. Frank, with shovel in hand.