The Long Beach earthquake of 1933 took place on March 10, with a magnitude of 6.4, causing widespread damage to buildings throughout Southern California. The epicenter was offshore, southeast of Long Beach on the Newport-Inglewood Fault. An estimated fifty million dollars' worth of property damage resulted, and 120 lives were lost.
Betty Talcott kneels outside, holding a book in her arms. A dog lie on the ground in front of her. Seated are [probably] Frank Talcott (misidentified as Betty) and Rodney D. Talcott Jr., who is holding what looks like a booklet. Standing behind everyone is Marguerite Talcott (the mother), and Peggy Talcott, resting her hands on the shoulders of Tom Talcott.
Elaine Barrie, left, and her mother Mrs. Edna Jacobs, right, pose for a photograph outside the Santa Barbara Biltmore Hotel with their small black dog. They are both holding riding crops and wearing riding outfits.