This photograph appears with the article, “Leading Figures in Court Drama of Accused Jurist: EARLY HEARING WON BY GATES Judge Pleads Not Guilty to Bribery Charge Court Takes on Aspect of Political Conclave Monday Set for Trail of Accused Jurist,” Los Angeles Times, 22 Jul. 1932: A1.
Judge Sidney N. Reeve, left, observes Mrs. Elizabeth Besenty, right, on the witness stand. District Attorney Asa Keyes sits with his back to the camera to the left of an unidentified man. An American flag hangs behind the judge's bench.
Related to the article, "EVANGELIST NEAR BREAK: Sensation Hinted in Film Trial Mrs. McPherson-Hutton Worn Down by Fight and Court Calls Halt Estranged Mate Met as She Goes to Give Deposition in Hutton Case," Los Angeles Times, 30 Jan. 1934: A1
Judge Leroy Dawson and attorney Newton Kendall show Doris Chapman a color-blind test. The judge and Kendall are both standing as they hold out the color chart to a sitting Chapman. Both men wear suits and ties, while the young woman wears a dress or skirt with a knit blouse. Judge Dawson has spectacles on. The title of the chart reads: Are You Color Blind? This Will Tell You
Possibly related to the article “New Judge Takes Oath, Later Struck By Auto.” Los Angeles Times, 16 Jan. 1935: A1. The article states: Charles A. Ballreich … had a busy day yesterday. At 11 a.m. he … was sworn in as the city’s newest Municipal Court judge. A 6 p.m. in was in Georgia-street Receiving Hospital, the victim of a traffic accident at Third and Hill streets. His injuries were slight. … “This’ll teach me to watch my step, both on and off the bench.” …
This photograph appears in the article, "Judge in Aimee Civil Suit Receives Threat Letter. Silver Shirt Propaganda Inclosed; Warning Interrupts Film Case and Starts Investigation." Los Angeles Times, 1 Feb. 1934: A1.