This photograph appears with the article, “Two Bank Bandits Shot to Death in El Monte Battle: Third Seized as Officers’ Pistol Team Rushes to Scene After Alarm; Two Law Enforcers Wounded,” Los Angeles Times, 1 Feb. 1936: 1.
In 1935 the sisters, who had gained success in film and theater starring as the characters Eva and Topsy (a role which Rosetta played in blackface) were attempting to make a comeback after various personal and financial troubles.
An out-of-focus photograph, from left to right, of Agnes Ebey and Louise Ambrose posing outside the Ambrose home on North Hellman Street (now Avenue 24). Agnes Ebey stands at left with hands clasped behind her back. She faces slightly right and tilts her head to look to the camera. Louise Ambrose stands at right. She too looks to the camera as she clasps her hands behind her back. Palm fronds grow behind them.
Photograph, from left to right, of Agnes Hawley, John Ramboz and two other women posing while eating on the rocky shore of Catalina. Rocks line the foreground along the bottom edge of the image. An unidentified woman sits on the rocks at right. She sits facing towards the left while she eats something. Behind her, Agnes Hawley, John Ramboz and another unknown woman stand in a row and pose. Agnes stands left most and looks to the camera while holding her food out in her hands. At center, John Ramboz looks down at the food he holds in his hands. The woman at right looks to the camera as she eats. Behind the group, water is visible lapping onto the shore.