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Elevated view of Navy Day commemoration at City Hall steps, Los Angeles, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
October 28, 1935
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
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Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Related to article, "All Southland Joins Navy Day Celebration: America's Sea Force Needs Stressed in Program on City Hall Steps; Fleet Holds Open House" Los Angeles Times, 29 Oct. 1935
Elevated view of Navy Day commemoration at City Hall steps outside 200 North Spring Street entrance. A stage and podium, built for speakers (such as Mayor Frank L. Shaw) and honored naval officials, can be seen. Also in view, the first few floors of City Hall, including the columns and arches. Thousands of spectators surround the steps. Automobiles in motion drive along Spring and railway lines can be seen. The event celebrated the importance of American naval forces on Navy Day, October 27th, a day which commemorated the establishment of the American Navy in 1775. (Navy Day is no longer celebrated as it was absorbed into Armed Forces Day.) The 2000 spectators listened not only to notable speeches extolling the navy at City Hall, but also witnessed a band concert and the aerial feats of naval airplanes flying overhead. Commemorations also occured in Los Angeles Harbor, Long Beach Naval Reserve Airport, and elsewhere in the Southland.
Text from nitrate negative sleeve: 2620-- Mayor Frank L. Shaw, Judge Marshall McComb, Admiral W.T. Cluverius, Donald W. Douglas, Navy Day Celebration on steps of City Hall, 10-28-35, [STAMPED:] OCT 29 1935
Handwritten on nitrate negative: Navy Day - City Hall - 10-28-35
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Armed Forces Day--United States
Celebrations--California--Los Angeles
Commemorations--California--Los Angeles
Military officers--American--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles City Hall (Los Angeles, Calif.)
United States. Navy
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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