It was different times, no doubt. I’m absolutely not supporting or encouraging this kind of parent-child hobbies. In our modern eyes it looks sick and abusive. But since there was never any accident, and Louella was indeed THE most accomplished knife-thrower of her times, It’s interesting to shed some light on this case.
The footage comes from the of Texas Archive of the Moving Image, presenting Louella and her 5 and 2½-year-old daughters in a backyard, doing a knife throwing sideshow for a crowd of school kids.