Jacob Asanger immigrated to the United States from Bavaria in the late 1800's and settled in Los Angeles. He studied at the Los Angeles School of Art and Design and became a landscape painter, poster artist, etcher, craftsman and art teacher.
F. E. Olds was a manufacturer of musical instruments founded by Frank Ellsworth Olds in Los Angeles, in the early 1900s. The company made brass instruments, especially trombones, cornets, and trumpets. Olds was joined by his son Reginald Birdsall (R.B.) Olds in 1920. The company was purchased by Chicago Musical Instruments after World War II, and went out of business in 1979.
View of the materials on a table used to create a photographic advertisement for Ghirardelli chocolates: chocolate bon-bons on a wooden board and materials used to create the backdrop. The backdrop with the word "uniform" and the line of profile women making chocolates is created using 2 props: a line of women in profile cut out of a piece of paper and the work "Uniform" created with letters applied to a plate of glass. Both items are arranged so that they create a gray shadow of a piece of paper when illuminated. The wooden handle of a tool (hammer?) and 2 small boxes of photographic supplies are in the foreground. The finished result is visible in image ark no. 21198/zz002j907c .