Turkeys to be exhibited in a competition for $5,100 at the seventh Turkey Show and Congress. The turkeys were raised for Thanksgiving in the Western states and exhibited during the four-day event. The event included nationally known authorities on turkey diseases, breeding, and marketing.
The camera pans down towards a seated Mrs. Valerie Lyon basting a turkey while children watch. Mrs. Lyon sits at right and in profile, facing left. In front of her at left, turkeys lie in a large roasting pan. Valerie Lyon holds onto the pan with one hand and bastes the turkeys with the other. Behind the roasting pan, 4 children stand together in a small group. They all point towards the turkey. The child nearest to camera looks directly at Mrs. Lyon. To the left of them, the kitchen's ranges stretch into the distance. A butcher block preparation table extends behind them at right.
The camera looks down on a small table at center that is set for a Thanksgiving meal. Atop the table and along the near edge, from left to right, sits cranberry sauce, a pie and dinner rolls. In the next row back, from left to right, are, a salad, a roasted turkey and a plate of apples and bananas. On the left side of the table, a cook stands and leans over the table to carve the turkey. Another, empty, table is visible behind him at left.
This photograph appears with the article, "County Fair Gates Open on Great Wonderland: Old Mother Goose and Blue Eagle Predominate in Exhibit Array; Pari-Mutuel Betting Begins," Los Angeles Times, 16 Sept. 1933: A1.