Group of sailors and civilians celebrate Japan's surrender during World War II on Main Street in downtown Los Angeles. A woman holds several shoes while a man drinks from a bottle, two other men look at the camera.
Children of members of the Beverly Hills Chapter of Hadassah who put on a play showing the difference between good and bad food during the club’s Child Welfare Day held at the Beverly Hills Athletic Club. During the event, members paid an extra 9 cents for their lunches which went toward providing soup, salad, fruit, and milk for Palestine children.
Navy sailor taking a bite of ice cream during the Army-Navy Maneuvers that took place off the coast of Southern California at the end of 1946. The goal of the war games was to practice two maneuvers: Operation Mountain Goat, an amphibious landing designed to dislodge "enemy" troops, and Operation Oilskin, a landing to cut off "enemy" communications. The Army, Navy, and Marine Corps aircrafts participated in the exercise.
Boys from financially disadvantaged backgrounds participate in a free summer camp in Griffith Park. The camp, which was organized by Sheriff Biscailuz, lasted hosted groups of 100 boys for 10 days at a time. While at camp, the boys participated in activities such as swimming, fencing, baseball, various hobbies, and a nonsectarian religious program. The camp's 1937 season lasted from July 6th to September 4th..
Studio employees drinking coffee during the Conference of Studio Unions strike against all Hollywood studios. The CSU strike began in March 1945 and was around the six month mark when it turned violent on October 5, 1945, known as Hollywood Black Friday. National exposure of this violence forced negotiations between studios and the CSU. Negotiation ended the strike about a month later, but CSU didn't last much longer and was eventually disbanded and absorbed by rival union IATSE.
From left to right: David Gill, first assistant postmaster general William W. Howes, acting postmaster of Los Angeles Mary D. Briggs, and supervisor John Anson Ford having breakfast at the Ambassador Hotel. Howes was visiting Los Angeles to make the principle address at the Jackson Day dinner, held at the Hotel on the evening of January 8, 1938