Group at their campsite near Rush Creek. There is a log in the foreground, and the camp kitchen is beyond that, including a camp stove, small tables, pots and pans, and dishes. William, Edith, and Josie Shaw stand at the left. A tent and a car are behind them. The others sit at a table, while Mertie West serves them. The table is under an awning. There are mountains in the background. Left to right, the people in the image are: William Shaw, Edith Shaw, Josie Shaw, Mertie West, H. H. West Jr., Abraham Whitaker, Wes Witherby, Agnes Whitaker.
Photograph of Mertie West standing behind the parapet of an outlook along the south rim of Crater Lake and looking northwest. A pathway stretches across the observation area on an upward, arcing angle from left to right. A stone parapet lines the back edge of the area. Mertie stands, left-of-center, on the near side of the wall with her back to the camera. She gazes out towards the lake in the distance. Beyond the parapet, a pine stands along the right edge of the image and a few bare trees stand along the left edge, creating a frame. Crater Lake sits in the distance at center. Wizard Island juts into the lake from the left, behind the trees. Mountains and ridges line the rim on the far side of the lake.
An out-of-focus photograph of Mertie West posing on the top deck of a ship en route from Seattle to Alaska. Mertie West stands at center and looks to the camera. In front of her, a hand crank juts into the foreground from the right. The deck floor that Mertie stands upon extends on an upward angle from left to right. Behind Mertie, an upper deck cabin stands. A door sits behind and to the right of Mertie. Single portholes are inset on both sides of the door. Atop the cabin, a sign reading, "ALASKA STEAMSHI[P]," extends out-of-frame at right.
An out-of-focus photograph of Mertie West posing outside the First Church of Christ, Scientist's southern facade in Boston. A brick-paved walkway extends along the bottom edge. Mertie West stands in the near distance at left, along the back edge of the walkway. She stands in profile facing right, but turns her head to the camera. Immediately behind her, a wide, short set of steps, flanked by lampposts on pedestals, descends behind her. From the steps, the walkway stretches back on an angle towards the left side of the church. To the right of the walkway, a small, landscaped lawn sits in front of the church. The First Church of Christ, Scientist stands in the background, off-center to the left. It is viewed at a slight angle from its southern facade. A half-dome, lined with arched windows, extends towards camera. A white haze washes over the majority of the image. Two streaks of bright, white light crisscross at center.
Members of the West family tend to George M. West and Wilhelmina West's graves. Wilson West and Richard West stand while the women both crouch down. There are gravestones beyond them. There are palm trees and other trees in the background, as well as houses and cars.
Lynn West, Maud West, Wayne West, and Mertie West pose in the front yard of Wayne West's house. Lynn West wears a military uniform. There are cars driving and parked in the background, along with other houses, lampposts, and a building next door in front of which there are sandbags piled.
Forrest Whitaker, Abraham Whitaker, Agnes Whitaker, H. H. West Jr., and Mertie West sit in a Willys-Knight car in Yosemite National Park. Forrest Whitaker sits in the driver's seat. The two men wears hats, while the women and the boy wear what appear to be visors.