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Gene Biscailuz, Ricardo Hill, Trini Varala, Harry Chandler and others gather around the celebratory cake, Olvera Street, Los Angeles, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
September 1935
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Civic leaders and public officials portrayed early-day characters in a procession from Avila adobe to Casa la Golondrina. Dedication ceremonies were conducted, as well as a concert, athletic events and a night festival that concluded the celebration.
Sheriff Biscailuz holds a large knife over the cake. A miniature building with tiny trees and bushes decorate the cake. Trini stands on one side of the Sheriff, and Consul Hall stands on his other side. Consul Hall and Harry Chandler wear hats made out of newspaper. Next to Trini an unidentified clergyman stands. The men wear identification tags around their necks with the names of famous historical figures relative to the area.
Photograph appears with the article, "City's Birthday Date Marked in Festivities," Los Angeles Times, 05 Sep 1935: A1.
Text from newspaper caption: A birthday cake containing 154 candles was a feature of a banquet in Olvera street yesterday in honor of the city's anniversary. Left to right are Miss Trini Varala, Sheriff Biscailuz and Mexican Consul Ricardo Hill.
Text from negative sleeve: 1991 - L to R Trini Varela Sheriff Gene Biscailuz Ricardo Hill (Mexican Consul), Harry Chandler 9/4/35 at Founding Day Celebration at Oleveras St [stamped:] Sep 7- 1935
Handwritten on negative: L to R - Trini Varela - Gene Biscailuz Ricardo Hill - Harry Chandler 9/4/35
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Cakes--California--Olvera Street
Police--California--Olvera Street
Consuls--Mexican--California--Olvera Street
Olvera Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Anniversaries--California--Olvera Street
Biscailuz, Eugene W., 1883-1969
Varala, Trini
Chandler, Harry, 1864-1944
Hill, Ricardo G. (Ricardo Guillermo), b. 1903 or 04
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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