The Citizens' Committee on Governmental Reorganization formed by Mayor Shaw to make community recommendations for consolidations, simplification, and economy in the local government, met and discussed issues.
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.
Salvation Army general Evangeline Booth and Mayor Frank L. Shaw stand at a podium with several other people on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall. Booth wears a bonnet and dress, while Shaw wears a tie, shirt, and jacket. The podium is festooned with patriotic decor. An arch and part of the facade of City Hall can be seen in the background. A young man to the left is seen in an Uncle Sam costume. Booth and her Army membership were in Los Angeles for a Salvation Army parade, and met in congress to discuss their World for God campaign in which they hoped to add a million more members. Mayor Shaw and many Los Angeles citizens welcomed them to the city.
Los Angeles Mayor Frank L. Shaw speaks at podium on City Hall (200 N Spring Street) steps to audience regarding importance of American naval forces on Navy Day, October 27th, a day which commemorated the establishment of the American Navy in 1775. (Navy Day is no longer celebrated as it was absorbed into Armed Forces Day.) Naval officers sit behind Shaw as he makes his speech. The columns and arches of City Hall can be seen.The 2000 spectators listened not only to notable speeches extolling the navy at City Hall, but also witnessed a band concert and the aerial feats of naval airplanes flying overhead. Commemorations also occured in Los Angeles Harbor, Long Beach Naval Reserve Airport, and elsewhere in the Southland.
Text reads in part: Los Angeles City Precinct No. 867. State of California, County of Los Angeles, SS Affidavit of Registration. John D. Shaw, 4630 Melbourne Ave, Architect, 5 feet 9 1/2 inches, Republican. I was born in Canada. I acquired citizenship by a. Decree of Court, December 23 1914, Los Angeles California. [signed] John D. Shaw, 18th day of January, 1932
Text reads in part: Los Angeles City Precinct No. 55. State of California, County of Los Angeles, SS Affidavit of Registration. Frank L. Shaw, 110 West 59th Place, Supervisor LA Co., 5 feet 6 inches, Republican. I was born in Canada. I acquired citizenship by b. Father's Naturalization. My father's name is (was) John D. Shaw. [signed] Frank L. Shaw, 18th day of January, 1932
Connected to either Los Angeles Times article, June 14, 1933, Oath of Mayor Taken by Shaw, Council Approves Canvass of Recent Election, Presto! New Mayor Sworn in Record Time, Introduced by Randall, Who Met Defeat at Polls; or July 2, 1933, New Regimes Take Helm of City and Schools, Shaw and Chesebro Sworn In and Davis Elected Head of Council; Education Shake-up Launched
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.
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 July 1934:16.