Photograph, from left to right, of Irene Schmitz, Frances West, Chester Schmitz and Elizabeth West posing in a clearing in their campsite at Silver Lake. The 4 children stand right-of-center, in a row and hold hands. All look to the camera; Elizabeth West frowns. Behind and to the left of Irene, the camp stove sits on the ground. A pot sits atop one of the stove's burners. Clothes and towels hang over downed tree branches at left. Tall grasses line the back edge of the campsite. A mountain rises 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.
According to the caption form the negative sleeve, the children, from left to right are: Irene Schmitz, Frances West and Chester Schmitz. They are all misidentified, the children in the photograph from left to right are: Elizabeth West, Chester Schmitz, Frances West and Irene Schmitz.
Group photograph, from left to right, of: Mary A. West, Kate Schmitz, Elizabeth West, Winnie Schmitz, Minnie West, Frances West and Irene Schmitz? sitting along a curb and taking a rest in Balboa Park. They are gathered at center in the near distance. Kate Schmitz is obscured as she sits in the grass behind Mary West at left. The other members of the group look in various directions. Mary looks to the right at Elizabeth. Elizabeth gazes off towards the left. Winnie Schmitz looks off towards the right. Minnie West looks down and to the right. Frances West and Irene Schmitz both turn their backs to the camera to look behind them. Other park visitors sit beneath the shade of the trees at center and left, behind the curb. A woman walks through the image in the foreground at right. In the distance at right, the Salt Lake Route - Union Pacific Building stands in partial view.
According to the negative sleeve for this set, these photographs are of the San Diego Fair, about 1912. The Home Economy Building, viewed here was not built until 1915. It is likely that this image was taken around 1915. In 1915 and through 1916, San Diego hosted the Panama-California Exposition, for which many of the buildings in this set of photographs were built. The photographs most likely document this event.
Per the negative sleeve caption, this photograph was taken in 1910, the same year that Chester Schmitz was born. He looks considerably older than that, maybe about 5 or 6, in this photograph. The other children also look older than what their age would be in 1910. It is more likely that this image was taken around 1915.