Vivian holds a strap over the back end of the horse while Irene pulls on the reins. The "horse" is constructed of one long log for the body and four pieces of wood for the legs with an extended piece above the log for the head.
This photograph was likely taken on September 4, 1931, during the Parade of Four Flags. 200,000 spectators gathered to watch the Parade on opening day of La Fiesta de Los Angeles. The parade route was along Figueroa St, between Olympic Blvd and Washington Blvd.
Photograph of Henry E. Huntington stepping away from his carriage as he arrives at the Van Nuys Hotel (now The Barclay). Henry E. Huntington stands in the near distance, left-of-center. He appears to face towards the camera, but gazes slightly towards the right. To the right of him, a horse-drawn carriage sits in the street. It is viewed at an angle from the side, facing towards the right. A carriage driver sits atop the carriage and the horse pulling the carriage is in partial view along the right edge of the image. In the foreground at left, a horse's head juts into frame. In the background, a couple three-story buildings line the far side of the street at center. Spectators stand on a rooftop at far right. Additional carriages travel along the street behind Henry Huntington.
Horse-drawn carriage passes in front of the West's house. The man steering the carriage wears a hat and looks a the camera, though the carriage is in motion and therefore blurry. West's house is at the right. A utility pole stands between his and the neighbor's house with wires crossing overhead. There is a tree in front for the neighbor's house and other trees throughout. West's shadow is visible in the foreground.
H. H. Cooper in a carriage parked in front of the West's home at 240 South Griffin Avenue. A dog is in the carriage with him. A woman stands on the front porch of the house. Neighboring houses are also visible.
H. H. Cooper drives by the West's house in a horse-drawn carriage. The carriage is in motion and therefore blurry. Another man sits in the carriage with Cooper, as does a dog. The West's house at 240 South Griffin Avenue is in the background, as are other houses and trees.
This photograph was likely taken on September 4, 1931, during the Parade of Four Flags. 200,000 spectators gathered to watch the Parade on opening day of la Fiesta de Los Angeles. The parade route was along Figueroa St, between Olympic Blvd and Washington Blvd.