- Photograph of Los Angeles Mayor Frank L. Shaw and World War veteran members of the American Legion City Hall Post No. 387, Clifford K. Steele, A. D. Endsley and city hall engineering department accountant Harry Whittington in front of City Hall before the members of the American Legion Post went to Fresno for a convention. The Summer of 1935 faced a heat wave in the San Joaquin Valley, due to which the veterans took their own water wagon. A mountain pump was rigged which was to be used as a shower bath. Photograph shows the wagon hitched to a car. Ross Olney stands next to the pump. The wagon has a banner reading, "Showed Baths Given Here, And How," and the barrel of water has a sign reading, "A Los Angeles Rain Storm, The Climate of Los Angeles is Cool, Have Some,". The Wagon itself has a sign painted to the side reading, "Keep Cool with Los Angeles City Hall Post, A Los Angeles Rain Storm, our weather is unique, warm up with Fresno." C. K. Steele holds a small box reading, "Los Angeles City Hall Post No. 387, California." The veterans and the Mayor protect themselved from the water shower with umbrellas.
- Aug 9, 1935
- Resource Type:
- still image
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection