Photograph, from left to right, of Will Shaw, Mertie West, Alice Prickett and Bertha Keethler stopping along the trail to Inspiration Point to pose in front of a trail sign. At left, Will and Mertie do not look to camera. Will faces right and Mertie gazes off to the left. Both Alice and Bertha look to the camera. The group stands off to the right side of a trail and poses in front of a sign that reads, "TO INSPIRATION POINT 1/4 M [right facing arrow]." The trail enters the frame at left and disappears behind the group. A brush-covered mountainside occupies the background as it slopes downward from left to right.
An out-of-focus and lopsided photograph, from left to right, of Mertie Whitaker and Nella West standing and posing in a park in San Jose. They appear to stand on an angle sloping downward towards the left. Mertie and Nella stand side by side on a paved driveway; Mertie holds her hands out in front of her while Nella holds her hands behind her back. A low curb lines the driveway behind them. Trees and flowers stand behind two women and serve as the backdrop.
Mertie West and Forrest and Agnes Whitaker sit at their campsite at Rock Creek. There is a tent behind them. There are rocks in the foreground, as well as pots and pans. At the right, there are boxes on a table.
Photograph, from left to right, of Mertie West, Josie Shaw, Hannah Lockwood and Alice Shaw sitting around the McDonalds' backyard in Burbank during a picnic. The manicured back lawn stretches across the foreground and mid-ground. The 4 women sit in a group in the near distance, off-center to the left. They all sit in folding chairs that form a semi-circle that is open towards camera. Mertie West sits leftmost. She sits facing right, but looks to camera. To the right of her, Josie Shaw and Hannah Lockwood sit facing camera. Josie looks to camera while Hannah looks towards Mertie. Rightmost, Alice Shaw sits in profile facing left. All 4 women sit with crossed arms and legs. Behind them, a hedge, fence and a few small trees line the yard's back boundary. A neighbor's home stands in the distance at right and mountains are visible rising in the far distance.
Photograph, from left to right, of Mertie West, Will H. Shaw and Josie Shaw posing beside a car that is parked outside H. H. West's residence on Griffin Avenue. The group stands in a line that extends back along the left side of the car with Josie Shaw nearest to camera and Mertie West furthest from camera. All three look forward. The car to the right of them is viewed at an angle from the front and side; it faces towards the right. The nose of the car extends beyond the right frame. Griffin Avenue stretches behind them on a steep upward angle from right to left. Houses line the far side of the street in the background.
Photograph, from left to right, of H. H. West, Mertie West and Josie Shaw posing in front of a car that is parked outside H. H. West's residence on Griffin Avenue. The group stands along the curb in front of a parked car. H. H. and Mertie West stand at center and Josie Shaw stands at right. All three look to the camera. The car behind them is viewed at a slight angle from the side and faces towards the right. The nose of the car extends beyond the right frame. Griffin Avenue stretches behind them on an upward angle from right to left. Houses line the far side of the street in the background.
Photograph, from front to back, of Frances Wells, W. L. Kinsell and Mertie West looking at the spirit houses in Eklutna Historical Park. Frances Wells stands with her back to the camera, in the foreground at right. Further back, W. L. Kinsell stands in profile, facing left, and beyond him, Mertie West faces towards the camera, but looks to the left. A clearing stretches across the foreground to the left of Frances. All three look towards Native American spirit houses that are clumped together in the near distance at center. Overgrown grasses and weeds surround the spirit houses at center and obscure others. Trees line the back perimeter of the cemetery.