This photograph may be associated with the article, “Guarded From Kidnap Threat: BRUCE HOME UNDER GUARD Film Writer Tells How She Received Warning on Kidnaping Plot,” Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 1936: A3.
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.
This photograph is very similar to photographs of Aimee Semple McPherson captioned, "Throngs Greet Evangelist on Appearance to Relate Kidnapping Story Left--Arrow points to Mrs. McPherson as she appeared when on her way from her automobile to the entrance to the Hall of Justice. She was attired in her pulpit robe--white gown and blue cape thrown over her shoulders--and was surrounded and accompanied by a group of young women from Angeles Temple who acted as a guard of honor. Center--The evangelist is shown about to enter the grand jury room. She is accompanied by her attorney, Arthur Veitch. Right--As Mrs. McPherson emerged from the grand jury room at the noon recess she was greeted again by her guard of Temple workers. Arrow points to evangelist," Los Angeles Times, 09 Jul. 1926: 2