Photograph appears with the article, “Civilians Fire Defense Guns.: Minister Among Those to Man Battery at MacArthur; Enthusiastic Over Power to Use Death-Dealers; Fort Commander Lauds Skill of Amateur Crew.” 30 Sept. 1921: II3.
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.
A wide midway stretches back through the fair grounds at the Los Angeles County Fair. Visitors to the fair walk down the dirt thoroughfare. Along the midway's left side, livestock stables stand in a row, facing right. Signs over the entrances of the stables read, from left to right, "HOGS," "SHEEP," "CATTLE," and "CATTLE." Atop every 3rd stable, an American flag rises from a pole and waves in the wind. At right, a fenced-in structure enters frame. Mountains are visible in the background.