Two unidentified men share a box of Cracker Jack on a bench during the annual Iowa Picnic. The Iowa Picnic was an annual gathering of Iowans living in Los Angeles and Long Beach. The gathering brought together over 100,000 people in 1935 and was often held at Bixby Park and Lincoln Park.
California Indian Day was recognized in 1968 when California Tribal Leaders and then Governor Ronald Reagan declared the fourth Friday of September to be “California Native American Indian Day”. In 1998 it became an official state holiday by the passage of California State Assembly Bill AB 1953 making the 4th Friday in September "Native American Day”.
Described as a red sea monster in the Los Angeles Times parade review, the creature appears to be a lobster standing guard over "Captain Kid's Treasure Chest." The Pasadena Memorial Flagpole (Goodhue Flagpole) is visible behind the float in its original location in the middle of the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard. The float, entered by the city of Ventura, was designed and constructed by nonprofessionals.
Race horse Seabiscuit after winning the $100,000 Santa Anita Handicap and setting a new track record for the mile and a quarter race. The Los Angeles Times called it “the most popular victory in the history of western racing.” Seabiscuit’s victory received a rousing ovation from the 74,000 spectators
Three women shop for hats during the semiannual Dollar Day sale in downtown Los Angeles. Stores hired extra salespersons and the city arranged for extra streetcars and policemen to accommodate the more than 200,000 bargain-hunters who came out for the sale
This photograph was part of the coverage taken for the Los Angeles Times article "Charm of Spanish Days Retained: Santa Barbara Gay For Fiesta, Beautiful New Courthouse Formally Dedicated, History of State Pictured in $1,500,000 structure, Three-Day Festival Opens Today With Pageant," 8/15/1929.
Bird's-eye view of crowd gathered in front of Glendale Post Office, 2-story stone building with arches, with flags on building and in foreground, with man partially visible, probably Postmaster General James A. Farley, at decorated podium
Related to Los Angeles Times article, May 1, 1933, Throng Honors Nation’s Chief, President’s Day Ceremony Draws Crowd of 50,000, Ten Thousand in Procession at Memorial Coliseum, Representatives of Many Countries Participate ... 2000 Boy Scouts swarmed down from the Coliseum stands to the field and massed in front of the speakers’ platform. They took their oath of allegiance while nearly 100 American and Scout flags bristled from their ranks to present a dazzling setting for their youthful gesture of national and Presidential esteem. …
Soviet aviators -- Col. Mikhail Gromov, pilot, Maj. Andrei Yumashev, co-pilot, and Capt. Sergei Danilin, navigator -- are welcomed after breaking the nonstop flight record, flying from Moscow and landing in San Jacinto, California, via the North Pole. The trio flew over 6700 miles in 62 hours and 12 minutes. The original plan was for the airplane to land in San Diego, but fog made landing the Russians’ large monoplane on San Diego’s short runways dangerous, and so the crew landed instead in the semi-desert fields surrounding San Jacinto.Pictured from left to right are Russian Consul Grigori Gokhman, Andrei Yumashev, and Sergei Danilin.
Police on hand to deal with strikers 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.
Aerial view from the Tupolev ANT-25 long-range Soviet airplane that Mikhail Gromov, Andrei Yumashev, and Sergei Danilin piloted from Moscow to a field outside San Jacinto, CA. The flight broke the record for longest non-stop flight, and helped to popularize the polar air route from Europe to North America. July 14, 1937.
Possibly related to the article, "Mad Pirate Terror Reign on Yacht Told, Harrowed Survivors Recount Killing of Faulding and Morgan," Los Angeles Times, January 1, 1938. The articla states: "Mutinous murder and a piratical five-day reign of terror on the high seas aboard the blood-soaked pleasure schooner Aafje were disclosed by harrowed survivors … stories of the death of Dwight L. Faulding, Santa Barbara hotel man and owner of the craft, shot by Jack Morgan, crazed houseboy and seaman. Morgan was later clubbed to death by two deckhands and his body thrown to the sharks … formal murder charges were filed against Robert Horne and George Spernak, young deckhands … These charges, authories unofficially admitted, are intended as a legal formality..."
Six cyclists standing next to their bicycles at the start of the Transcontinental Bicycle Relay race in Los Angeles flanked by 2 motor cycle policemen. Spectators watch on the right and a sign on a truck behind them reads: "Official Relief Convoy, Los Angeles - New York Transcontinental Bicycle Relay."
The Royal Typewriter Company of New York constructed their "Royal Barge" from red and yellow chrysanthemums, sailing on a sea made from blue delphiniums. View of the float with a vacated throne backed by the trade mark of the Royal Typewriter Company of New York and guided by 5 visible maidens with oars. The Pasadena Memorial Flagpole (Goodhue Flagpole) is visible behind the float in its original location in the middle of the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard.
This photograph is related to the article, "Mass Sung in Memory of St. John Bosco Here," with a photo caption reading: "Catholic Hierarchy Observing Saint's Anniversary: Solemn high mass in St. Patrick's Church yesterday with Bishop Cantwell presiding, commemorated canonization of St. John Bosco on the forty-seventh anniversary of his death...," Los Angeles Times, February 1, 1935.
Pomona's "Legend of King Arthur" float features Kenneth Boetcher drawing a sword from the magic anvil, covered in blue delphinium on the left side of the float. The float was photographed at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd..
President Roosevelt’s train arrived at 7:30am at Central Station at the corner of Fifth and Alameda Street for a one-day tour of the city. Accompanied by his wife Eleanor Roosevelt, the visit was his first to the city as President.
Crowds gathered to hear President Roosevelt’s speech at the end of a motorcade through the city. The trip was Roosevelt’s first as President. Newspapers estimated the crowd at the Coliseum in the tens of thousands.
Trees are planted to honor Los Angeles's patron of music, and as part of a ceremony marking the end of a series of concerts by the Los Angeles Philharmonic as led by conductor Otto Klemperer. The trees planted were nine eugenia trees, planted in a semi-circle around the statue of Beethoven in Pershing Square, as a represtentation of his Ninth Symphony.Pictured from left to right are Klemperer, Mayor Shaw, and John Smallman, founder of the Smallman Oratorio Society.
Unidentified man in a light-colored suit standing at a microphone in front of the main entrance of the newly completed Santa Barbara County Courthouse during the dedication ceremony. Other participants in the ceremony are seated on folding chairs behind him, including Father Augustine Hobrecht, superior of the Santa Barbara Mission (right), and members of the Native Sons of the Golden West (left). The ceremony took place on the day before the start of the annual "Old Spanish Days" festival.
Sail boat float rendered in pompoms with a sail of white sweet peas. The initials W.C.T.U. (Women's Christian Temperance Union) appear above the emblem at the back of the float and the riders are Lily C. Richardson, county president, and Blanche Kimell, treasurer. The float is shown at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
View of the "California Raisin Day" float with an enthroned queen, Helen MacKenzie, in a lush garden of Easter lilies, daisies, gladioli and other flowers. The float, entered by the city of Fresno, is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
The "Roc" float features the all-knowing bird of all ages with 2 riders in a domed pavilion on top of the bird. The float was entered by the city of Glendale and was photographed at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
The "Egyptian barge" float is canopied with vines and flowers and features Martha Meserole as Queen of the Rose Maidens. "South Pasadena" appears in floral letters on the side of a float with a verdant hill covered by an awning and with girls in costume seated in a bower at the end. This was the first entry for the city of South Pasadena.
View of the "Anglo-American Friendship" float with the standards of the 2 countries and four visible float riders with one holding a tennis racket and another holding a ball. The float was entered by the Sons of St. George and is shown at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
View of a float in the form of a Chinese barge with a pagoda at the back and outwalkers, one with a carrying pole and others with banners inscribed with good wishes for the New Year. The float was entered by the Pasadena United Service Clubs and is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Member of the Native Sons of the Golden West standing at a microphone in front of the newly completed Santa Barbara County Courthouse during the dedication ceremony. Other participants in the ceremony are seated on folding chairs behind him. The ceremony took place on the day before the start of the annual "Old Spanish Days" festival.
Related to Los Angeles Times article, June 6, 1925, “California the Golden” Notable Achievement, Spectacle of Schools Depicting History of State Acclaimed by Visiting Shriners. The public schools’ contribution to the Shrine entertainment, “California the Golden” … "Aztecs," Belmont High School ...
Related to Los Angeles Times article, June 6, 1925, “California the Golden” Notable Achievement, Spectacle of Schools Depicting History of State Acclaimed by Visiting Shriners. The public schools’ contribution to the Shrine entertainment, “California the Golden” … "Java," Virgil Junior High School: a pagoda of marigolds ... Eight Javanese maidens ...
Close-up of Rose Parade Queen, Muriel Cowan, and 4 attendants on the back of the "Firebird" float, against the domed Russian mosques (the 6 attendants were Dorothy Bruce, Emily Bettainer, Lynn Smith, Shirley Chamberlain, Catherine Butler and Lucille Spelts).