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.
Group photograph, from left to right, of Agnes Whitaker, Josie Shaw, Forrest Whitaker and Mertie 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.
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.
Agnes Whitaker, Mertie West, and Forrest Whitaker pose as Romayne Shaw puts water in his car and H. H. West Jr. climbs on the car. All five people wear hats and the three who are posing have their hands on their hips. There are three cars lined up. There is luggage attached to the cars. There appears to be another child in Romayne Shaw's car. There are trees and mountains in the background.
Photograph of Agnes Whitaker, Mertie West and Forrest Whitaker standing at the top of a driveway leading up to the Siemsen's cabin at Big Bear Lake. They are seen from a low-angle view. A wide dirt drive, lined by loose rocks, enters frame along the lower right edge, curving slightly as it slopes upward towards center. At right and atop the small incline, stands, from left to right, Agnes Whitaker, Mertie West and Forrest Whitaker. All 3 face slightly left as they look to the camera. Behind them, the ground slopes upward again. A cabin (partial view) stands behind them, entering frame from the right. To the left of the cabin, Elizabeth (left) and Al (right) Siemsen stand amidst a cluster of loose rocks. At far left, building materials sit in a pile. Trees line the background. Opaque white patches occupy the lower left and lower right corners, dissipating as they extend upwards along their respective edges.
Photograph, from left to right, of Agnes Whitaker, Mertie West and Forrest Whitaker standing on the front porch of their cabin at Lighthouse Camp during a trip to Big Bear Lake. The cabin stands in the near distance at center. It is viewed at an angle from the front and the side; it faces left. Agnes, Mertie and Forrest stand left-of-center on the front porch of the cabin. All face the camera. Agnes looks down to her side and Mertie and Forrest look directly to the camera. A dirt drive passes in front of the cabin and through the foreground on an upward angle from right to left. H. H. West's Buick (partial view) is parked next to the right side of the cabin. It is viewed from the rear and extends beyond the right edge of the image. Pine trees line the background.
A distant and angled view of the Siemsen residence in Glendale. It is viewed from the southwest and looking towards the hills in the northeast. The house sits on the opposite side of the street at left and is obscured by trees in both the front yard and a neighboring yard. H. H. West's Buick is parked in the street in front of the house and faces towards the camera. From left to right, Elizabeth Siemsen, Mertie West and Dottie Siemsen stand around some hedges in front of the house (distant view). The street stretches to the right towards the distant hills.