Photograph, from left to right, of: U. G. Smith, Elmer Cole, Al Schmitz, Charles Stavnow and H. H. West. In a group on the left, U. G. Smith, Elmer Cole and Charles Stavnow crouch down to dig for worms. Al Schmitz stands behind them and watches. Off to the right, H. H. West stands in profile and watches the digging. H. H. West's Cadillac (partial view) is parked behind them and a building for "BISHOP FRENCH LAUNDRY" can be seen in the background.
According to the negative sleeve, the power plant in the accompanying photographs was visited by the West, Schmitz and Lemberger party around 1912. The plant that stands in the images was not completed until 1917. It is more likely these images were taken around 1917 or later.
Photograph, from left to right, of Al Schmitz and Glen Velzy standing near two parked cars while stopped during a trip through Mendocino County. They stand, left-of-center, in the distance and face each other. Directly behind them, one of the group's cars is parked facing towards the right. To the right and nearer to camera, H. H. West's Buick is parked, viewed from the side with the front facing towards the right. Mary West can be seen sitting in the car. A dirt road occupies the foreground and narrows towards the left. Picket fencing and trees stretch along the far side of the road behind the cars.
Photograph of Glen Velzy (left) walking toward Al Schmitz (right), who is pumping air into a flat tire on his brother Ray's Buick Runabout during a trip through Mendocino County. Glen glances back to camera as he walks to his right towards Al. Al stands center and faces right. The car is stopped in the road to his right. Al stands at the passenger-side rear tire and holds an air pump while bracing it to the ground with his foot. The side of the car extends to the right and the front of the car extends beyond the frame. The road stretches back towards the left. Houses and fences line the far side of the road. A large tree stands in the background right-of-center.
Photograph, from left to right, of: Albert Schmitz, Mary A. West, Kate Schmitz, Elizabeth West, Mrs. Harry Schmitz (Winifred M.) and Minnie West, gathered along a curbside in front of the San Joaquin Valley Building while attending the Panama-California Exposition in Balboa Park. Albert Schmitz stands at left, separate from the rest of the group. His back is towards the camera and he faces the curb to the right, where the rest of the group sits. Mary A. West, Elizabeth West, Winnie Schmitz and Minnie West sit in a row at center on a curb that runs in front of the San Joaquin Valley Building. Mary and Elizabeth West look to the camera. Winnie Schmitz looks towards the left, as does Minnie West. Behind Mary, Kate Schmitz wears white and walks towards the building behind another woman. Landscaped grounds stretch between them and the building. The facade of the building is viewed at an angle and recedes into the distance at left. Trees stand in front blocking the first floor, but the ornately decorated second story rises above the landscaping.
Photograph, from left to right, of Otto Schmitz, Al Schmitz, Charles Stavnow and Elmer Cole eating and cooking in their campsite near Piru Creek. The group is gathered in the near distance at right. Situated nearest to camera is Elmer Cole, who sits on a rock at right. He holds a cup in one hand and with the other cooks a fish in a pan at left. He looks at the fish he's cooking. Otto Schmitz, Al Schmitz and Charles Stavnow all stand behind Elmer Cole and eat. Otto Schmitz kneels at center and faces right. Al Schmitz stands to the right of him and faces slightly right. Charles Stavnow stands behind and to the right of Elmer. He faces slightly towards the left. The group's food supplies and cooking utensils sit on the ground surrounding Elmer Cole. Their tent stands to the left and is surrounded by camping gear. H. H. West's shadow enters the image along the bottom edge at left. A hillside covered in chaparral stands in the background.
Photograph, from left to right, of Otto Schmitz, Al Schmitz, Charles Stavnow and Elmer Cole eating and cooking in their campsite near Piru Creek. Elmer Cole sits on a rock in the foreground at center. He holds a cup in one hand and with the other cooks a fish in a pan at left. He looks at the fish he's cooking. Otto Schmitz, Al Schmitz and Charles Stavnow all stand in the background to the left of Elmer Cole. Otto Schmitz kneels at far left, he faces right as he looks towards Elmer Cole. Al Schmitz stands behind him with his back to the camera. Charles Stavnow stands behind Elmer's arm. He faces slightly towards the left. The group's food supplies and cooking utensils sit on the ground surrounding Elmer Cole. A hillside covered in chaparral stands in the background.
An underexposed photograph of Al Schmitz reclining at his hunting party's campsite in Hessian Meadows. He lies on his side in the near distance at left and looks towards the camera. Another member of the camping party appears to lie on their back atop a mattress(?) to the right of him. A horse, viewed from the back(?), stands between the two men. The foreground is strewn with camping gear. The meadow stretches behind them and gives way to low, treed hills in the background.