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.
Group photograph, from left to right, of Nella West, Mary West, Frances West, Elizabeth West and Minnie West posing in the Duro Car while traveling through Newhall Pass near Santa Clarita. The Duro is parked off-center to the left on a dirt road. It is viewed from the side and faces left. Nella West sits in the driver's seat and looks down while facing left. Mary West stands behind and to the right of her; she looks to camera as she props up Frances West to the right. Frances looks off towards the right. Elizabeth West sits in the backseat. She is to the right of Frances and looks to the camera. Minnie West sits to the right and in front of Elizabeth and also looks to the camera. Small flowering tree branches are attached to the side of the car near Minnie. Tall grasses line the side of the road in foreground as well as behind the car. Trees stand behind the group near the roadside and mountains rise in the distance.
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.
A blurry photograph of Elizabeth West, Minnie West, Christina Schmitz and Frances Cline riding an Osborn Electriquette along a road through Balboa Park and past the Nevada Building. Their electriquette drives along the road at center. It appears to be in motion and moving towards the left. Elizabeth sits on the front end of the wicker cart and holds a long stick out in front of her with one hand and holds on to the hat on her head with the other. From left to right, Minnie, Christina and Frances sit across the seat of the cart. The road they ride upon extends back and to the right. Behind them, the Nevada Building stands in partial view on the left half of the image. A couple visitors to the park walk along a sidewalk in the distance at far right. Behind the visitors, trees stand in the background.
According to the negative sleeve for this set, these photographs are of the San Diego Fair, about 1912. The buildings in some of the photographs were not built until 1915. It is more likely that these images are were taken in 1915. In 1915 and through 1916, San Diego hosted the Panama-California Exposition, for which many of the buildings in the photographs were built. The photographs most likely document this event.
Photograph, from left to right, of: Albert Schmitz, Mary A. West, Kate Schmitz, Elizabeth West, Mrs. Harry Schmitz (Winifred M.) and Minnie West, gathered along a curbside in front of the San Joaquin Valley Building while attending the Panama-California Exposition in Balboa Park. Albert Schmitz stands at left, separate from the rest of the group. His back is towards the camera and he faces the curb to the right, where the rest of the group sits. Mary A. West, Elizabeth West, Winnie Schmitz and Minnie West sit in a row at center on a curb that runs in front of the San Joaquin Valley Building. Mary and Elizabeth West look to the camera. Winnie Schmitz looks towards the left, as does Minnie West. Behind Mary, Kate Schmitz wears white and walks towards the building behind another woman. Landscaped grounds stretch between them and the building. The facade of the building is viewed at an angle and recedes into the distance at left. Trees stand in front blocking the first floor, but the ornately decorated second story rises above the landscaping.