Photograph, from left to right, of Josie Shaw and Mertie West standing in their campsite under a canopy and near dining tables. The two women stand left-of-center. Mertie West stands slightly forward of Josie Shaw and looks to the camera. Josie Shaw stands behind her. She faces right, but turns to look to the camera as she appears to be holding a cloth or towel. To their left, dining tables stand with pots sitting atop them. Behind Josie, at left, shelving stores their supplies and towels hang to dry. At Mertie's right, chairs sit in row. A stick stands upright at center to prop up the canopy. A jacket and hat hang from the top of the stick. In the foreground, pots and pans litter the ground at left. In the distance at right, another tent is pitched.
Photograph of Josie Shaw leading members of the camping party through drills on the beach near Rincon Point. Josie Shaw stands nearest to the camera, left-of-center, with her back to the camera. She wears a bathing suit and cap and raises her arms laterally. Several people don bathing suits as they stand spaced out in a row across the width of the beach facing towards the camera and Josie. They too raise their arms laterally. The beach extends beyond them, curving to the left as it approaches the horizon. The ocean is at left and follows the arc of the shoreline towards the horizon. A road lined with utility poles runs parallel to the beach as it approaches the horizon. Low mountains rise along the far side of the road.
Photograph of Mertie West (center) taking a drink of water from a drinking fountain and Josie Shaw (right) standing nearby in Independence, en route to Rock Creek. Mertie West hunches over a drinking fountain and takes a drink of water. Her head is down and she faces towards the left. A large rock sitting atop a concrete base serves as the fountain. It stands at center and Mertie stands behind and to the right of it. Rectangles of white have been painted on the sides of the rock. Josie Shaw stands to the right with her hands to her hips as she looks off towards the right. Behind her and Mertie, a house stands at right. Further back at left, a rundown, warehouse-like structure stands. A tree stands in the foreground at left. The trunk is painted white and plumbing fixtures hang down the side of it.
Photograph, from front to back, of Josie Shaw and Mertie West sitting and reading at their campsite near Rock Creek. Mertie West sits in the near distance inside one of the group's tents. The tent stands left-of-center with the front flap open. Mertie sits inside the tent at right. She sits facing left and looks down to the newspaper on her lap. In the foreground, Josie Shaw sits outside and in front of the tent, right-of-center. She sits atop a large rock, facing left. She too looks down to read a magazine. Josie sits among rocks that surround the tent in the foreground and along its side on the right. A folding chair sits outside the tent to the left and behind Josie Shaw. A pine stands along the left edge of the frame in the foreground. Trees line the background.
Photograph, from left to right, of Mertie West, Josie Shaw, Hannah Lockwood and Alice Shaw sitting around the McDonalds' backyard in Burbank during a picnic. The manicured back lawn stretches across the foreground and mid-ground. The 4 women sit in a group in the near distance, off-center to the left. They all sit in folding chairs that form a semi-circle that is open towards camera. Mertie West sits leftmost. She sits facing right, but looks to camera. To the right of her, Josie Shaw and Hannah Lockwood sit facing camera. Josie looks to camera while Hannah looks towards Mertie. Rightmost, Alice Shaw sits in profile facing left. All 4 women sit with crossed arms and legs. Behind them, a hedge, fence and a few small trees line the yard's back boundary. A neighbor's home stands in the distance at right and mountains are visible rising in the far distance.
Photograph of Josie Shaw sitting on a rock in the wilderness and reading a magazine in the vicinity of Rock Creek. Josie Shaw sits left-of-center on a rock and faces towards the right. She looks down to magazine that she holds in her lap. Josie sits atop a blanket on the rock. A pillow lies on the rock to the left of her. A folding chair sits in the foreground in front of her and to the right. Behind and to the right of Josie, a sheet covers a shrub. She is surrounded by rocks on the ground in the foreground. Trees and chaparral stretch into the distance behind her.
Group photograph, from left to right, of Agnes Whitaker, Josie Shaw, Mertie West and H. H. West posing in their "formal" dress before attending a dinner with the Guptills at a nearby camp near Rock Creek. All stand atop rock-covered ground and look to the camera. They have embellished their camp clothes to appear to be formal dress. Trees and low brush stretch into the distance behind them.