A worm's-eye view photograph, from left to right, of: Josie Shaw, Will Shaw, Abraham Whitaker, Mertie West, Everett Shaw, Wright Prickett, Jr. and Wes Witherby posing in the open window area of a porch for an informal group portrait at Bailey's cottage in Manhattan Beach. The shingle-style cottage is viewed from the ground and the camera looks up towards the group. They stand in a row to the right of column with "1008" on it. A portion of the roof is visible in the upper left corner and a shutter is visible at right.
Photograph, from left to right, of: Frances Wells, Mertie West, Richard Siemsen, Anna West and H. H. West, Jr., posing on the front porch steps of H. H. West's residence on North Ridgewood Place. The group is viewed close-up and stands together, off-center to the right. They stand in staggered rows on the steps and all look to the camera. H. H. West, Jr. stands on the lowest level at right. Behind and to the left of him, Anna West stands a step higher. Mertie West stands on the same step to the left of Anna. Behind Mertie and Anna, Richard Siemsen stands on the highest step. Frances Wells stands beside him to the left. The covered porch stretches back behind the group, with the front door standing behind Frances. A few punch holes line the bottom edge at right.
Close-up photograph, from left to right, of Mertie West, Frances West Wells, H. H. West, Jr., Ann West and Richard Siemsen posing on the front steps of the First Methodist Church of Hollywood. The group stands off-center to the left and all look to the camera. They are viewed close-up with some standing in partial view. Mertie West stands in partial view along the left edge. Frances Wells stands to the right of her; her hat extends beyond the top edge. Behind and to the right of Frances, H. H. West, Jr. stands a step higher. His head extends beyond the top edge. In front of H. H., Jr. and to the right, Ann Roth stands between Frances and Richard. Richard Siemsen stands rightmost; his head also extends beyond the top edge of the image. The front steps of the church rise behind them and towards the decorative front portal of the church that spans the background.
Photograph, from left to right, of P.F.C. Ernest T. Lewis, Mrs. Ray Johnson and Mertie West standing on an observation deck and posing in front of the lower Multnomah Falls. The observation deck extends from the lower left corner on an upward curving angle towards the right. A low, stone barrier wall extends across the backside of the deck. In the near distance and right-of-center, Ernest T. Lewis, Mrs. Johnson and Mertie West stand by the wall and all turn their heads towards the camera. In the distance behind Ernest Lewis, the lower Multnomah Falls cascades through the gorge. A gorge wall stands behind the observation deck at left and extends towards the falls. Above the falls, Benson Bridge spans the gorge.
Photograph, from left to right, of Mertie West, P. F. C. Ernest T. Lewis and Mrs. Ray Johnson standing in front of a parapet at the Crown Point rest and viewing area on the Columbia River Highway. The trio stands right-of-center. Mertie stands leftmost at center. She faces slightly right and looks up towards Ernest Lewis. Ernest Lewis stands in the middle and gazes off towards the right. Mrs. Ray Johnson stands to the right of him and looks to the camera. Behind them, a stone parapet stretches from right to left, ending just left-of-center. A stone stairway down to another tier of the observation area creates a break in the wall to the left of Mertie. In front of them, a parking space occupies most of the foreground at left and center. A car is parked in the adjacent space at right; only its fender is visible in the lower right corner. Behind the group, a distant and hazy vista of the Columbia River (left) and the Washington side of the river (right) are visible.
Photograph, from left to right, of: H. H. West, Jr., Anna West, Nita Tribe, Mertie West and D. L. Tribe sitting on a bench while visiting Knott's Berry Farm. A walkway stretches on an upward angle from right to left across the foreground. Stacked stones stand beside the walkway along the right edge. In the near distance, a bench lines the far side of the walkway. H. H. West, Jr., Anna West, Nita Tribe, Mertie West and D. L. Tribe sit in a row on the bench and all look to the camera. Behind them, trees and shrubby stand in a row across the background.
According to: California State Library; Sacramento, California; Great Register of Voters, 1900-1968, for the year 1948, accessed through the Ancestry.com database, the Bacons, Newquists and Robinsons were neighbors of H. H. and Mertie West on North Ridgewood Place. The Wests lived at 830 North Ridgewood Place and the Bacons, Newquists and Robinsons lived at 836, 832 1/2 and 832 North Ridgewood Place, respectively.
An out-of-focus photograph, from left to right, of H. H. West, Mertie West, Wayne West, Maud Foreman West and Agnes Whitaker posing on the lawn of Wayne West's residence in Santa Ana. The group stands in the near distance at center on a manicured lawn. All look to the camera. H. H. West, Wayne West and Agnes Whitaker stand slightly forward of Mertie West and Maud West. Behind them, a sidewalk stretches through the lawn on an upward angle from the lower left corner to the right. South Birch Street runs behind and parallel to it. Houses and trees line the opposite side of the street in the background. In the distance at right, a man walks down the sidewalk, away from camera, and a large palm tree stands in partial view along the right edge.
Close-up photograph, from left to right, of H. H. West, Jr. and Mertie West posing on the front porch of the West's new residence on North Ridgewood Place. A short set of steps stretches across the foreground and leads up to the front porch of a duplex. Planters sit at the ends of the steps. A wide archway arcs over the front of the porch. H. H. West, Jr. and Mertie West stand side-by-side at the top of the steps, beneath the front arch. Both look to the camera; H. H., Jr. wraps an arm around Mertie's shoulder and Mertie wraps an arm around H. H., Jr.'s waist. H. H. West, Jr. just arrived in Los Angeles from Attu Island, Alaska. He is dressed in his military uniform. Behind Mertie and H. H., Jr. the front doors to the building's units stand side-by-side. Their number plates, from left to right, read, "832," and "830." The door to 830 stands ajar. Cut-out windows line the side of the large archway at center and an arch cut into the side of the porch is visible at right.
Photograph, from left to right, of Dode (Sarah Josephine) Witherby, Zetta Witherby, Mertie West and H. H. West posing in the courtyard at El Paseo in Santa Barbara. The group stands in a row at center and is viewed close-up. All the women look to the camera. H. H. West holds his glasses in hand at his side and glances off towards the right. Behind him and to the right, a tiled fountain sits in partial view in the lower right corner. A man sits at the far end of the fountain. Behind the group, a rounded building, covered in ivy, stands. Additional Spanish Colonial styled buildings line the courtyard in the background.