President Roosevelt speaks to the crowd from his car at the end of his motorcade through the city during his one day visit. In his car was his wife Eleanor Roosevelt and then Los Angeles Mayor Frank L. Shaw.
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.
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.
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].