Three women stand beside the Colton display at the National Orange Show. The display is lined with oranges and topped with a dome. There are paintings at the center, the visible one bearing the caption, "Industry and Freight." A sign on the display reads, "Colton has abundant supply of the purest water in this district and is a very healthy place to live," and another reads, "Colton is the heart of the Orange Empire." Other displays are visible in the background, including one featuring a car. A man and a woman are standing in the background.
Shereshewfsky was facing trial for the death of his and his sister's elderly landlord, William E. Simpson. An argument between the man and Shereshewfsky turned violent, when Simpson fell down and died from a skull fracture. Shereshewfsky is referred to with a surname of "Pearl" in early newspaper articles relating to the trial. Additionally his first name is spelled as "Philip" or "Phillip" in various articles. The family possibly used both last names interchangeably. As for Simpson, his birth year and age are suspect. His census and official records do not correspond to the age the articles cite.
Divine Order of the Royal Arms of the Great Eleven was founded by May Blackburn and her daughter Ruth Wieland Rizzio in the 1920s. The two women believed they were high priestesses who were charged by Angel Gabriel to write two books that would "reveal all the mysteries of life and death and heaven and earth." The cult was investigated for the death of a child Willa Rhoads and the disappearance of some of the cult's members. All of these investigations were started by a complaint made by Clifford R. Dabney, who charged that he gave Blackburn $40,000 to finish writing the books but the books never materialized.
President of the Jonathan Club, William P. Jeffries (far right), next to his daughter Sally (or Sarah) Jefferies and his wife Laura. They are dressed for a special occasion. The women on the left are unidentified.