Council in FDR's day

CouncilCame across a nice shot of the council chambers at City Hall the way it (and the elected members) looked during President Franklin Roosevelt's first term. The caption info identifies the photo as 1930, but since FDR wasn't elected until two years later we can disregard that. The caption also calls it the 1931-33 council, which could be right. Click the thumbnail for a large, uncropped version.

Photo: Los Angeles Public Library/Security Pacific Bank Collection

More by Kevin Roderick:
Standing up to Harvey Weinstein
The Media
LA Times gets a top editor with nothing but questions
LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
LA Observed Notes: Photos of the homeless, photos that found homes
Recent History stories on LA Observed:
Kevin Starr, 76, the historian of California
Winter solstice cave pictograph at Burro Flats
Pink Lady of Malibu Canyon
LA's first presidential election was different
Pink Lady of Malibu Canyon: 50 years ago
James Dean died 61 years ago today. Now the famous gas station is gone
Code 7 in Sherman Oaks: A little bit of history
1932 Olympics tourist map
Previous story: Afternoon snacks

Next story: Wednesday Buzz, 7.12.06


LA Observed on Twitter