Photograph of Frank Shaw (mayor of Los Angeles), Florencio Avila Sanchez (representative of the Mexican Senate), James Davis (Chief of Police) and Ricardo Hill (Mexican Consul) meet in Shaw's office to discuss a radio broadcast by President Cardenas of Mexico.
Australian pilot Charles Kingsford Smith arrived in Los Angeles, with his navigator, Patrick Gordon Taylor on November 5, ending a journey from Brisbane. Taylor left Los Angeles on the night of the 6th. In a photograph in the Los Angeles Times, Taylor is seen wearing the same suit and necktie (5 Nov. 1934: 1). The banquet probably took place on the 5th.
Eleanor Roosevelt was traveling with her husband Franklin Roosevelt during his first trip to Los Angeles during his first visit to the city as President. Standing next to Eleanor Roosevelt is then Los Angeles Mayor Frank L. Shaw
Mayor of Los Angeles, Frank L. Shaw, receives a relative of President Franklin L. Roosevelt, Leila Roosevelt (a.k.a. Mrs. Armand Denis, center), on the steps of City Hall. Miss Roosevelt had just completed a trip around the world by motor, but had broken her arm during her arrival in San Francisco. Her companion and mechanic is Miss Edna Olmsted of Long Island, New York.
Trees are planted to honor Los Angeles's patron of music, and as part of a ceremony marking the end of a series of concerts by the Los Angeles Philharmonic as led by conductor Otto Klemperer. The trees planted were nine eugenia trees, planted in a semi-circle around the statue of Beethoven in Pershing Square, as a represtentation of his Ninth Symphony.Pictured from left to right are Klemperer, Mayor Shaw, and John Smallman, founder of the Smallman Oratorio Society.
View of the officials at the concrete inlet-outlet tower, 130 feet high, at the Bouquet Canyon Reservoir during the dedication ceremony when the water was first released to fill the reservoir. On the left Los Angeles Mayor Frank Shaw (probably) and H. A. Van Norman, Chief Engineer and General Manager of the Bureau of Water Works (probably) pull on ropes as the water gates rise. More than 50 persons attended the opening including William Mulholland; Henry L. Jacques, E. F. Scattergood; President Hugh J. McGuire of the Board of Public Works; Lloyd Aldrich, City Engineer; Water Power Commissioner Arthur J. Mullen; T. A. Panter; William W. Hurlbut and Mrs. Harriett Sunday of the Civil Service Commission; J. B. Lippincott, consulting engineer; and President William P. Whitsett of the Metropolitan Water District.