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.
Photograph, from left to right, of H. H. West and "Count" Adams standing near caught fish hanging upon a wooden beam. H. H. wears a fedora hat and mid-length jacket with his arms out to his sides as he stands just left-of-center. He poses for a photograph standing just beneath and next to nine fish that hang on a wooden beam from nails. Behind him and the fish, "Count" Adams stands on the right with his hands in his pockets as he looks towards the camera. They stand atop a cliffside and are surrounded by wooden framework. The ocean is in the background at left. On the right, a small wooden shack (partial view) sits behind "Count" Adams.
Photograph of H. H. West standing alongside his Buick as he looks across the landscape the summit of the Blue Mountains. A mountain road curves into frame at left in the near distance. A graveled parking area stretches wide to the right of it. H. H. West stands at center in the near distance and within in the graveled parking area. His back is to camera as he holds something up to his face and looks towards the landscape in the distance. His Buick is parked next to him; it is viewed from the back. A low barrier fence at far right lines the graveled area. The valley below the summit is barely visible in the far distance.
H. H. West stands in front of a tree in MacArthur (Westlake) Park. He wears a hat and vest and smokes a cigar. He has a mustache and his thumbs are hooked into the waist of his pants. There are other trees in the background.
Photograph of H. H. West fishing in the San Gabriel River from from atop a rock. At left, rocks line the right bank of the river along the left edge of the image. At right, the San Gabriel River flows on a slight arc down from the distance and into the foreground where it spans the width of the bottom frame. In the distance at left, H. H. West stands atop a rock that juts out of the river. He is in profile, facing right, and holds a fishing rod out in front of him to the right. Behind him, tall grasses stand beyond the rocky river bank. In the far distance, a mountain rises behind H. H. and the river.
Photograph of H. H. West posing in Newport Beach with the fish he and Glen Velzy caught. He stands left-of-center and faces towards the right. He holds a fish in each of his hands and holds them out towards the right. Directly behind him, several fish hang from a stick that runs parallel to the ground. A beach and a pier can be seen in the background.
Photograph of H. H. West standing in a field at the edge of town during a visit to Yreka. He stands in the near distance, left-of-center. His arms hang by his sides as he faces slightly right. H. H. stands on flat ground that stretches behind him. Further back, a fence stretches across the image. Trees extend into the distance beyond the fence and mountains rise in the far distance at right.
Photograph, from left to right, of Elizabeth Siemsen, Dorothea Siemsen and H. H. West standing on a sidewalk and posing in front of the Siemsen family's home on Los Encinos Avenue in Glendale. The group stands in a row on a sidewalk at center. All look to the camera. The sidewalk stretches behind them on a slight angle to the right. Los Encinos Avenue runs parallel to the sidewalk at right and stretches into the distance. Hedges line the left side of the sidewalk. The Siemsen family residence stands in partial view along the left edge. It faces right and is obscured by trees that stand in front of it. Mountains rise in the far distance.
An out-of-focus photograph of H. H. West walking away from the front door of the Paul Revere House in Boston's North End neighborhood. Along the bottom edge, a sliver of N Square stretches on an upward angle to the right. At far left, 2 young children play with a toy car on the sidewalk that passes in front of the Paul Revere House. The Paul Revere House stands on the far side of the street. It is viewed close-up and at an angle from the front. The timber-constructed dwelling stands 2-stories tall with lattice-pane windows lining both floors. An American flag extends out from the center of the building. H. H. West stands in the distance at far right, facing camera as he walks away from the house. A building adjacent to the Paul Revere House is barely visible standing along the right edge.
Photograph, from left to right, of H. H. West, H. H. West, Jr. and Mertie West as they pose for an informal group photograph in front of a pile of tree branches at the Big Pines (Boy) Scout Camp. H. H. looks away from the camera to the left while he rests his hand on his hip and holds a cigar. H. H. Jr. stands between H. H. Sr. and Mertie in his Boy Scout uniform. He rests one arm on Mertie's shoulder and looks up towards the left. Mertie smiles to the camera. In the background to the right of Mertie, a man stands next to a parked car and beyond that, a cabin is tucked into the background. Large trees line the background.
Photograph, from left to right, of H. H. West, Ed Featherstone and Charles Lick lunching beneath a tree during a fishing trip in Sisquoc. A tree's branches hang overhead at left. Beneath the branches, H. H. West sits on the ground, obscured by shadow. He faces towards the camera. Sitting more forward and to the right of him, Ed Featherstone also sits on the ground to eat. He sits facing the left. Behind him, 2 cooking pots sit on a rack. Standing up at right, Charles Lick faces towards the left, but looks to the camera. He holds a fishing rod out in front of him. A fence stretches across a field behind them. The field extends to the base of a mountain, which rises in the far distance.
Photograph of H. H. West standing on the bank of Piru Creek and holding up a string of fish. H. H. West stands at right on the rocky bank of the creek. He is turned slightly left while holding a string of fish at left and a fishing rod at right. A couple dozen fish hang from the string that H. H. holds. The string extends to the left towards a large twisting tree branch at left. The branch extends from the left and out over H. H.'s head. The creek flows behind him. A cliffside rises from the opposite bank in the background.
H. H. West sits on his sister's bed pretending to feed a doll. He holds a spoon and a cup and the doll sits on his lap. There is a table next to the bed, which has a bowl, a lamp, a box, and other objects on it. There is a bedpan under the bed. There is a stool at the left and a small rug next to that. There are photographs on the wall. West wears a nightgown. Pants with suspenders attached are draped over the end of the bed.
Photograph of H. H. West wearing a life jacket while standing alongside a rail on the promenade deck of a ship. H. H. stands at center wearing a life jacket. He looks towards the camera and rests an arm on a guardrail at right. The ship's covered promenade extends behind him and into the distance. Windows line the cabin that stretches alongside it at left. The guardrail lines the right side of the promenade. Wake from the ship is visible in the background at right.
A poorly-exposed photograph of H. H. West posing in front of a set of steps leading up to Burial Hill in Plymouth. H. H. West stands at center. He faces slightly left, but looks to camera as he poses. Behind him, a wrought-iron gate stands partially open. The left half of the gate stands closed. A tablet is affixed to it. The right gate appears to be open. Behind the open half of the gate, a set of six stairs ascend up towards the cemetery grounds. Trees are visible in the background. A thick, white haze clouds over the image.
Photograph of H. H. West posing on the beach in Newport Beach with his fishing rod and with fish he and Glen Velzy caught. H. H. West stands at center and gazes past the camera. He holds a wooden beam at left. The beam extends horizontally beyond the frame at left and from it dangle several fish. H. H. cradles his fishing rod in his other arm and props a foot upon a crate which reads, "HYDRO PUR." Sands bags sit piled behind him on the left. The beach sharply inclines behind him at right where a car is parked and partially obscured by H. H. Two houses sit in a row in the distance at left.
An out-of-focus photograph of H. H. West standing next to the fish he and Glen Velzy caught in Newport Beach. H. H. West stands left-of-center and gazes off towards the right. He props an arm up on a wooden post to the right and holds onto his fishing rod. From the post he leans upon, a wooden plank extends out towards the right. A dozen or so fish dangle from the plank. Behind H. H., waves crash on the shore at left and a pier extends across the horizon.
H. H. West perches on top of a headstone. He leans his elbows on his knees and wears a suit and hat. The headstone reads, "Huffman." Another one behind reads, "Crail." There are other graves and trees in the background.
A poorly lit photograph of H. H. West standing in front of a car outside the Southern Pacific Railroad depot in San Luis Obispo. H. H. West stands, left-of-center, and looks to the camera as he rests a hand to his hip. To the left of him, piles of lumber sit on the ground. A car is parked behind and to the right of him, extending back towards the center of the image. It looks to be H. H. West's Buick. It is viewed at an angle from the front and faces towards the right. Parked to the right of the car is a military truck. It is oriented in the same way as the Buick, but it's front end extends beyond the right frame. Behind H. H. and the vehicles, the train depot stretches across the background.
H. H. West and his second cousin once removed, Evert West, stand in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre. H. H. has his hands on his hips. Both men wear suits, ties, and hats. The poster behind them is for the movie The Big Star, starring Tony Martin and the Marx Brothers.
Photograph of H. H. West posing with a flounder while standing on a promenade deck of his ship as it sails through Hawk Inlet. H. H. West stands in the near distance at center. He looks to the camera while holding up a flounder. H. H. stands on a promenade of a ship. The walkway extends behind him. A railing lines the left side of the walkway. In front of H. H., a fishing rod leans against the ship's rail. A crew member stands behind and to the right of H. H. West and looks towards him. Silhouetted mountains are barely visible in the distance, rising behind the railing at left.
A double-exposed and blurry photograph, from left to right, of H. H. West and Mertie West posing in front of a pool at Badwater Basin. The couple stands at center and appear to look to the camera. Their figures are blurred. Behind them, a pool of water sits in the basin and extends to the right, out-of-frame. Beyond the pool, salt flats stretch into the distance. Mountains rise in the background at left.
H. H. West stands atop a snowbank near his parked Buick and (from left to right) H. H. West, Jr., Mertie West and Frances (West) Wells sit on the front bumper of the Buick. A dog sits on the ground in front of Mertie West.
H. H. West and his cousin, Fred Lemberger, sit on a trestle locomotive bridge over the Mississippi River. They sit on the train tracks. Both men wear suits and hats. The river is visible at other side of the photograph.
Wayne West, H. H. West, and Evert West stand in front of an orange tree in Wayne West's yard. Evert West holds oranges. H. H. West has his arm around Evert's shoulders. There is a car and a house in the background.
H. H. West and his family pose in front of a small waterfall along Lee Vining Creek on the Tioga Grade (probably the Tioga Pass Road, State Route 120). The waterfall runs down the rocks directly behind them. There are plants growing around it.
Photograph, from left to right, of Richard Siemsen, Frances West Wells, H. H. West, H. H. West, Jr. and Ann West posing on a lawn outside the First Methodist Church of Hollywood. The group stands off-center to the left in a row and all look to the camera. Behind the group, a sign stands at center. It reads, "[GLENN] RANDALL PHILLIPS, D.D. SUNDAY, JUNE 30. 9:30 [...] CHURCH SCHOO. [?]:45 A [...] 'AME[...] P[...']." Also behind the group, foliage lines the ground surrounding the exterior of the church, which stretches across the background.
Photograph of Boy Scouts of America Troop 76 posing for a group photograph at the Big Pines Boy Scout Camp before readying to leave for home. The group is split into two rows; the front row kneels and the back row stands. Nine people kneel in the front row, including: H. H. West (leftmost, front row), H. H. West, Jr. (4th from the left, front row) and Dudley Nichols (6th from the left, front row). Eighteen boys stand in the back row, including: Ed Saxton (leftmost, back row) and Frank Willis (6th from left, back row). The group poses for the photograph in a wintry landscape. Trees occupy the background behind them on the right and it appears that Jackson Lake may be behind them on the left.
Photograph, from left to right, of: Minnette Worley, Maud Foreman West, Mrs. G. W. Foreman (Anna Pike Foreman), Frances West Wells, H. H. West and Wayne West standing in a row and posing in front of the Wells' millwork shop for a group photo. Clothing hanging on a line blows in the wind at the top of the photo from left to center and its shadow is visible on the side of the workshop above the group.
H. H. West stands in front of his house holding a doll. The doll is small and wears a hat and dress. West wears a hat and coat. The neighbor's house is visible at the left and the West's house is at the right, with a plant growing up the side of the porch.
Photograph of H. H. West standing in a meadow and posing in front of Mount Hood. A gravel road stretches across the bottom edge in the foreground. On the far side of the road, a meadow stretches back towards Mount Hood. H. H. West stands in the near distance in the meadow at center. He looks to the camera. To the left of him, 2 pines stand in the field. Pines line ridges that rise up from the meadow. Beyond the ridges, a snow-covered Mount Hood rises at center.
A lopsided photograph of H. H. West posing with trout caught from Sherwin Creek. H. H. West stands at center and appears to lean to the left. He looks off to the left as he holds out a stick in front of him with both hands from which 5 trout hang from their mouths. The stick is skewered through the mouths of the trout. Tall brush stands behind and to the right of H. H. West. A pine stands in the distance, left-of-center.
H. H. West's mother, Wilhelmina West, holds his son, H. H. West Jr., in front of his house at 1644 Wellington Street. Mrs. West wears glasses. Jr. wears a sweater. The number "1644" is visible above the door.
Photograph of H. H. West posing beside the southern face of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. A wide terrace between sets of stairs spans the width of the bottom edge and stretches back on a slight angle to the left. H. H. West stands in the near distance, left-of-center, and looks to the camera. Behind him, the marble, neoclassical Tomb of the Unknown Soldier stands. It is viewed from its southern face and stretches out-of-frame to the left. Three laurel wreaths are carved in relief on the side of the tomb. They are spaced and framed by 4 pilasters. Metal chains and posts surround the monument. A few other visitors mill about the terrace. One man stands in the near distance along the right edge with his back to the camera. A group of 3 people stand at the far end of the terrace at center. Trees line the background, cascading downward to the right.
H. H. West stands just right-of-center behind a boulder. His right leg is propped up on the boulder. He rests his right hand to his right leg. In his left hand, he holds the barrel of his rifle with the butt of the gun resting on the boulder. H. H. looks off to the right and wears a hat and suspenders. In front of him, 4 dead sage hen (grouse) lie in a row atop the boulder in the foreground. A hillside rises in the background at right. Ground brush expands into the distance behind him.
Photograph, from left to right, of H. H. West and Mel Nordlinger sitting at a table and eating while attending the Rubber Men's Picnic in Santa Monica Canyon. The camera looks across a picnic table to where H. H. West and Mel Nordlinger sit. Cups, plates and food sit on the table in the foreground. On the opposite side of the table, H. H. West and Mel Nordlinger sit and are viewed from a low-angle. H. H. sits in partial view along the left edge of the frame. A medal is pinned to his lapel and he looks to the camera. Mel Nordlinger sits to his right. He looks down towards the table as he cuts his food. Another man (partial view) sits next to Mel along the right edge of the image. Tree branches hang down behind the men and in the far distance, a canyon wall stretches across the background.
H. H. West and Helen Goforth stand in front of West's office at 340 Towne Avenue. There is a sign in the office window that reads, "H. H. West Co. Manufacturers Agent." The interior of the office is visible, including a fan in the window and what may be bricks piled on a table.
H. H. West stands in front of his house with his cousin, mother, and brothers. William and West both wear hats, vests, and bowties. There is a vase of flowers at the top of the steps and a vase with only water in it at the bottom. There is a small box on the stairs. The neighbor's house is visible at the left.
An askew photograph of Mertie West and H. H. West standing next to the tablet at the base of a flagpole on the Nevada side of the Boulder (now Hoover) Dam. The tablet stands slightly off-center towards the right. Mertie West stands to the left of the inscription with one hand behind her back. H. H. West stands to the right of the inscription with one hand in his pocket and the other holding a coat. The inscription reads, "It is fitting that the flag of our country should fly here in honor of those men who, inspired by a vision of lonely lands made fruitful, conceived this great work and of those others whose genius and labor made that vision a reality."
At right, H. H. West holds the end of a string of trout and cigar while he looks to the camera. He stands in front of a boulder. The string extends to the left side of the image. In the center, about fifteen total trout hang from the string. A stick standing left-of-center supports the string of trout. The string is attached to a parked car near the rear tire. Frances West, Elizabeth West and Ted McClellan stand in line extending back from behind the stick. The girls wear similar printed dresses with bonnets and all three face the general direction of H. H. A car that faces left is parked behind and to the left of them. A mountain rises in the background at left.
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.