Photograph, from left to right, of Zetta Witherby, Wes Witherby, Dode (Sarah Josephine) Witherby and Mertie West posing in the courtyard at El Paseo in Santa Barbara. The group stands in a row at center. Everyone faces slightly left, except Zetta Witherby, who faces forward. Both Wes Witherby and Dode Witherby look to the camera while Zetta Witherby and Mertie West look to the left. Behind them and to the right, a tiled fountain sits low to the ground. A woman sits near the fountain in the distance at right. Another woman walks through the grass behind the group at left. The courtyard stretches behind the group. Spanish Colonial styled buildings line the perimeter of the courtyard in the background.
Photograph, from left to right, of Zetta Witherby, Wes Witherby, Dode (Sarah Josephine) Witherby and Mertie West posing on the rim of Ubehebe Crater at Death Valley National Monument. A bare and flat hilltop stretches across the foreground. The Witherbys and Mertie West stand back on the elevation at center. All look to the camera. Zetta and Dode both try to keep their hats to their heads as the wind blows. Standing rightmost, Mertie leans against a post on the hillside. Beyond them, the Death Valley landscape stretches into the distance. Salt flats are visible at left and hills rise at right.
Photograph, from left to right, of: Zetta Witherby, Mertie West and Wes Witherby looking at the Lake Mead reservoir from behind a low wall made of rocks near the Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam). At the center of the photograph, Wes Witherby stands with his hands in his pockets and his body facing the right to look at the river. Mertie stands behind him to the left and looks towards the camera. Zetta Witherby stands behind Mertie on the left and looks out at the landscape with her hand to her chest. A cloudy sky, canyons and the reservoir occupy the background.
An out-of-focus photograph, from left to right, of Zetta Witherby, Dode (Sarah Josephine) Witherby, Mertie West and Wes Witherby standing among the ruins of the Harmony Borax Works at Death Valley National Monument. The Witherbys and Mertie West stand in the near distance at center. All look to the camera. A stone-built structure stands in partial view along the right frame. Behind Mertie and Wes, a large furnace stands. Beyond the furnace, stone walls stretch out-of-frame at left.
Photograph, from left to right, of Zetta Witherby, Dode (Sarah Josephine) Witherby and Mertie West sitting on the veranda of the Furnace Creek Inn at Death Valley National Monument. The 3 women sit in chairs, left-of-center. Mertie West sits rightmost. She faces center, but gazes towards the left. Zetta Witherby sits leftmost and faces towards the left. Dode Witherby sits at center, behind and between Zetta and Mertie. She faces towards the left, but looks to the camera. They relax on an elevated veranda at the Furnace Creek Inn. The veranda passes through the foreground, arcing back towards the right. The trunk of a palm tree stands behind and to the right of the women. Further beyond them, the rooftops of the inn wind through the image at center and right. Salt flats stretch into the distance at left and mountains rise in the distance at right.
An out-of-focus photograph of Mertie West standing next to a tall box that H. H. West fixed up for Wes Witherby to put on Will Shaw's Christmas tree. A tall box decorated for Christmas stands at center, on a sidewalk. The bottom third of the box is decorated with a brick print and extends beyond the bottom edge of the image. Above the brick print, it reads, "It's Christmas ti[me]." Mertie West stands with the box, behind and to the left of it, and looks to the camera. She is viewed from a worm's-eye perspective. At right, a street is peeks from behind the box. Tall palm trees stand in the background.
A worm's-eye view photograph, from left to right, of: Josie Shaw, Will Shaw, Abraham Whitaker, Mertie West, Everett Shaw, Wright Prickett, Jr. and Wes Witherby posing in the open window area of a porch for an informal group portrait at Bailey's cottage in Manhattan Beach. The shingle-style cottage is viewed from the ground and the camera looks up towards the group. They stand in a row to the right of column with "1008" on it. A portion of the roof is visible in the upper left corner and a shutter is visible at right.
Photograph, from left to right, of William L. Kinsell, Mertie West, Anna West and H. H. West, Jr. posing on the front lawn of H. H. West's residence on North Ridgewood Place. The group stands in a row in the near distance at center. All look to the camera. They stand on the lawn, just behind the front walkway. The walkway stretches across the image in front of them. It widens as it approaches the right. Behind them and to the left, North Ridgewood Place enters frame at left and stretches back towards center. Houses line both sides of the street as it approaches the distance.
Photograph, from left to right, of W. L. Kinsell, Mertie West and Frances Wells visiting the Native American spirit houses at Eklutna Historical Park. They are viewed from among the spirit houses. Branches line the left edge of the image in the foreground. Spirit houses sit clustered together near the lower right corner and face towards the back of the image. Beyond the spirit houses, W. L. Kinsell, Mertie West and Frances Wells stand in the near distance at center. W. L. Kinsell faces forward and points towards the left. Mertie also faces forward and looks to the left. Frances faces towards the left. Overgrown grasses stretch behind them towards the Old St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, which stands in the distance at center. Silhouetted mountains rise across the background.