Lynn West, Maud West, Wayne West, and Mertie West pose in the front yard of Wayne West's house. Lynn West wears a military uniform. There are cars driving and parked in the background, along with other houses, lampposts, and a building next door in front of which there are sandbags piled.
Mertie West stands in front of her home holding a bouquet of flowers. She wears a dress with a brooch on it and glasses. The porch of the house is visible with the numbers "2223" on the stairs. She stands by a small bush. There is a doormat at the base of the stairs.
Mertie West poses with H. H. West Jr. in front of Union Station. He wears a military uniform. She wears a hat and gloves and holds her purse against her body. There is a tree in the background, as well as a tiled column.
Mertie West and Forrest and Agnes Whitaker stand in their campsite at Rock Creek. Mrs. West wears a floral dress. Mrs. Whitaker leans on a tree, and Mr. Whitaker sits on a bed. There is a tent at the left. There are pots and pans in the foreground and trees in the background.
Henry Hebard West was a Los Angeles resident, Southern Pacific Railroad employee, and candid photographer. His photograph album contains images of Los Angeles and vicinity, but also includes many photos of travels to Northern California, the Midwest, and New England. Most of the photos are portraits of the West family in Los Angeles, where they lived at 240 S. Griffin Avenue, in a house built by the photographer's father. The photos provide a first-hand look at the architecture, interior decoration, furniture, clothing, hair styles, and transportation of the period. They document the life of the West family over a span of forty years, as they age, marry, raise children, enjoy outings to nearby city parks, beaches, hotels, and missions, and vacation together in Northern California, returning again and again to places like Yosemite, Silver Lake, Gem Lake, June Lake, Convict Lake, and Minnelusa to camp; sled; hike; trout fish; and hunt deer, rabbits, doves, and sage hens.