About 100 graduate nurses pose on the front steps of Los Angeles County General Hospital for a group portrait. They are viewed at a slight angle from the front. A set of steps passes across the foreground and in front of the group. Nurses in the front row stand on a landing. The rest of the group stands on the ascending steps behind them. Across the background, the facade of the hospital stretches across the image. At center, three arched doorways stand. Above each of them, three sculpted figures are affixed to the facade.
Three butchers stand behind butcher block preparation tables in the Los Angeles County General Hospital's kitchen. The tables sit in the foreground, entering frame from the sides and angling back towards center. The butchers stand behind the tables and prepare shanks of raw meat that sit atop the tables. The butcher at center sharpens his knives. Light streams in from a window in the background at left. Subway tiles line the back corner of the room at center and shanks of meat sit in partial view atop stacked trays along the right edge.
Cooks and other kitchen staff at the Los Angeles County General Hospital line up food delivery carts in the hospital's kitchen. They are viewed from a slightly elevated angle. The carts stand in a horizontal row starting right-of-center and extending out-of-frame at left. Plates and other dining utensils line its open shelves. Kitchen staff stand around the carts. The kitchen stretches across the background with additional carts standing in rows at left.
Possibly related to the article, "Hospital Set For Rites: County Edifice Opens Today New Institution, Amazing in Magnitude, Cost $13,000,000 Structure, Largest of Kind, Called Best Equipped in Nation," Los Angeles Times, 15 Apr. 1934: 11.
Two cooks stand beside one of 3 vats that stand in the Los Angeles County General Hospital's kitchen. The leftmost cook stands behind and looks on as the other cook stirs the boiling liquid in the vat with a wooden plank. In the lower right corner, another vat sits closed and in partial view. Another vat sits open behind the cooks. Activity in the kitchen is visible in the background.