Packing Mamas Round Up Marauders.An interesting note from the caption: this was in a suburb of Washington, D.C. But I see something interesting in this photograph. What you do notice about the way they have posed?
Viers Mill Village -- Pistol-packing mamas of Viers Mill Village, a Washington D.C., suburb, terrorized by night marauders for 3 weeks, rounded up four men in gun-fire studded chase early today. Wielding rifles, pistols, knives and baseball bats, the aroused housewives had the intruders begging for mercy when police reached the battlefield. Shown are Mrs. Mary Schultz, holding a .45; Mrs. Doris Young, carrying a butcher knife; Mrs. Martha Newell with a rifle, and Mrs. Warren Leigh, wielding a baseball bat. (1950)
I'll add my own observation in a day or two. Leave your guess in the comments.
UPDATE: Answer in comments.