Photograph of a collection of individual portraits of Sunset Club members and a history of the founding of the club, 1895. A written history is at center and is surrounded by an oval of portraits. There is also a single portrait in each corner of the image. Each member is shown in bust.; The men in the corners are, clockwise from upper left: K.M. Wade, J.M. Crawley, D. Freeman, and Jno. J. Byrne. The men whose pictures make up the oval are, clockwise from top: W. C. Patterson, Lucien Shaw, Chas. J. Ellis, Fred L. Alles, I. B. Newton, James B. Scott, J. Bond Francisco, Godfrey Holterhoff, Jr., Homer P. Earle, James Slauson, F. W. Burnette, Chas. Cassat Davis, L.A. Groff, W. D. Woolwine, H. B. Wing, Charles Dwight Willard and Frank Wiggins.; The history of the club (part 1 of 2): "The Sunset Club By Fred L. Alles. The city of Los Angeles, peculiarly situated in being practically cut off from the rest of the literary word, is forced to create its own literary atmosphere. Recognizing the desirability of bringing together people of literary tastes and interests, Mr. Charles Dwight Willard, in May, 1895, suggested to a number of gentlemen, the organization of a club in Los Angeles to be modeled, in a measure, on the lines of the famous Sunset Club of Chicago. The suggestion met with instant and cordial response, and an organization was soon perfected with a membership of sixty, since increased to seventy, to which number it will probably be limited for some time to come. The organization. The initial circular sent out, inviting gentlemen to assist in organizing the Club stated that 'The general aim and object of the Club is to bring together, once a month, thirty or forty active, intelligent men of Los Angeles who are interested in other things besides money-getting and who read something more than the daily newspaper, to discuss subjects of general human interest that may, or may not have an application to local affairs.'"; The history of the club (part 2 of 2): "This outline of its purpose has been carefully followed in its organization, and in all of its discussions. The membership has been made up entirely of people who have ideas of their own, and are perfectly willing that other men should have ideas, men who respect their own opinions, and who respect the opinions of others. The Club adopts no resolutions, endorses no public movements of any kind, discusses neither politics nor religion, has no dues, no club house, no rules nor by-laws, in short, is merely an aggregation of tolerant fellows who are willing to think and let think. The Sunset Club contains no drones. Each member is expected to say something occasionally, if nothing more than to make a motion or to offer a toast. Dress coats and personalities are not permissible. There is neither preaching nor long speeches. In short, like its famous namesake in Chicago, there is".