Josie Shaw was Mertie Whitaker's sister. William Shaw was Josie's husband, and Lester and Romayne Shaw were their sons. Abraham and Mary Whitaker were Mertie and Josie's parents. Agnes Hawley later became Forrest Whitaker's wife. Mertie Whitaker became H. H. West's second wife in the 1920's.
Photograph, from left to right, of Edith Shaw, Mertie West, Abraham Whitaker and Agnes Whitaker standing around their campsite near Rock Creek. Abraham Whitaker stands, just right-of-center, in front of the women. He stands facing and looking off towards the left. A tree stands in the foreground to the right of him. Edith Shaw, Mertie West and Agnes Whitaker stand behind him, gathered around tables that have been set up in a clearing. The tables are covered in tablecloths, dining utensils and food supplies. A sliver of the stream is visible on the right. Tall trees stand in the background.
Agnes and Forrest Whitaker stand in front of Mertie West and H. H. West Jr. at a campsite. There is a car parked at the left and a tent at the right. Clothes hang on a clothesline beside the tent. There are mountains in the background.
Agnes Hawley and Mertie Whitaker stand in the Whitaker's front yard. Both women are smiling. A fence lines the yard and a plant grows over the fence at the left. Across the street, there are trees and houses.
Agnes Whitaker and Mertie West eat at a table at Rock Creek. Mrs. Whitaker wears a flat hat and an apron. Mrs. West has one arm in the air and in the other hand she holds a fork or spoon. The table is covered with jars, bowls, cups, and plates. There is a large box of Wheaties on the table. At the right, there is another table with more supplies on it. There are other supplies in the background, including a Scotch Soap box. There are trees in the background.