Photographers and journalists crowd around pilot Mikhail Gromov, co-pilot Sergei Danilin, and navigator Andrei Yumoshev, who landed the then longest flight in aviation history from Moscow to San Jacinto, CA by way of the North Pole. The three men flew for 62 hours and 17 minutes before landing in Earl Smith's Hemet Valley cow pasture. They were quickly taken to March Field Air Base in Riverside, California, for a meal and a shower before meeting the press.
The Inglewood Post's float in the annual state parade of the American Legion, during which veterans of the first World War took to the streets of Los Angeles en masse along with bands, floats, drum and bugle corps. Nearly a quarter of a million people participated in the march. The Inglewood Post's float attracted particular attention for its large floral representation of the American Legion's insignia, center.
Child actors Billy, Bobby, Delmar and Garry Watson gathered around an ignited firework on the Fourth of July. The Watson family was known as "the first family of Hollywood" and included at least nine children that acted in motion pictures.
A crowd gathers to view the Tupolev ANT-25 flown by Mikhail Gromov, Andrei Yumashev, and Sergei Danilin from Moscow to a field outside San Jacinto, CA. The non-stop flight covered 6700 miles in 62 hours and 12 minutes, smashing the previous record for longest non-stop flight. July 14, 1937.
Audience gathered at the Hollywood Bowl to hear Eleanor Roosevelt speak. Eleanor and her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited Los Angeles for a day before visiting San Diego. During their time in Los Angeles, the President gave a speech at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Mrs. Roosevelt gave a speech at the Hollywood Bowl.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Mayor Frank L. Shaw ride in a motorcade. Eleanor and her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited Los Angeles for a day before visiting San Diego. During their time in Los Angeles, the President gave a speech at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Mrs. Roosevelt gave a speech at the Hollywood Bowl.
Military personnel (one in a diving suit) clink bottles 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.
Los Angeles Motor Patrol and a bulldog dressed in a hat and wrap that says 'Woodrow Wilson' in the Armistice Day Parade. This was a celebration of the 19th anniversary of Armistice Day. The parade reviewing stand was on the Spring Street steps of city hall and thousands of spectators came out to honor the veterans
Funeral service for longshoreman Norman Gregg, who was known as "Big Bill." Gregg was shot by Patrolman W.H. Redding, and his death created an uproar amongst longshoremen. Traffic was blocked by demonstrations, and a shrine was constructed around the scene of the shooting.
Lieut. Gen. John L. DeWitt, Lieut. Col. Rupert Hughes, and Capt. Claude B. Mayo speaking at the Army-Navy-Marine banquet in honor of National Defense and Americanism Week. The banquet took place at the National Guard Armory. From left to right, Lieut. Gen. John L. DeWitt, Lieut. Col. Rupert Hughes, and Capt. Claude B. Mayo.