Photograph of about 6 members of the Witherby, Whitaker, Shaw and West camping party milling about their campsite at Abalone Point near Laguna Beach. Not everyone is identified. At far right, Abraham Whitaker stands in front of the tent opening and looks to the camera. A woman walks to the left of him with her back to camera. To the left of her, Mertie Whitaker stands in profile, facing left. Next to Mertie, Zetta Witherby also stands facing left. Two other unidentified people stand at far left. A large tent stands behind the group. It is open at center. Camping gear and a car appear to sit inside the tent. Two long fishing poles are propped up against the front of the tent at right. Hills stand in the background.
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, 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 Mertie West, Zetta Witherby, Dode (Sarah) Witherby and Will Witherby posing outside Zetta and Dode Witherby's residence on North Stanley Avenue. The group stands on a curving walkway at center. All look to camera. A suitcase sits on the walkway in front of them. Behind and to the right of Will Witherby, a lawn stretches past the front of the house and out-of-frame. The front of the Witherbys' house stretches across the background on an angle. The front door stands behind Mertie and Zetta. A number plate to the left of the door reads, "501." The house extends back to the right. Hedges and shrubbery line the space below a window at right. Wide, opaque, white bands originate in the lower left and lower right corners and extend upward along their respective edges.
Photograph, from left to right, of Will Witherby, Dode (Sarah) Witherby, Zetta Witherby and Mertie West posing outside a building at Los Angeles Airport. The group stands at center. Will Witherby stands leftmost and looks directly to camera. All the women stand facing slightly left. Dode and Zetta Witherby look to camera while Mertie West gazes off to the left. An unknown man stands in the near distance behind and between Zetta and Mertie. The airport's grounds stretch behind the group. A building enters frame at right and stretches back towards the left. Signage on the front of the building reads, "TRANS WO[...]." Opaque white patches occupy the lower left and lower right corners.
Photograph, from left to right, of H. H. West, Jr., Mertie West, Wes Witherby and Zetta Witherby posing for a photograph in front of foliage at Hobart Blvd. The group stands left-of-center. H. H. wears dark clothes and rests his hand to his hip. Next to him, Mertie has one arm wrapped around H. H. and the other rests at her side. She wears a striped dress. Wes stands slightly behind her and rests one arm on Mertie's right shoulder and rests the other on Zetta's left shoulder. He wears a fedora hat, jacket and vest. At right, Zetta stands with her arms clasped in front of her as Wes's arm rests on her shoulder.
Photograph, from left to right, of Mertie West, Zetta Witherby and Wes Witherby sitting and eating lunch at a picnic table on the shore of Lake Mead. At left, Mertie West turns towards Zetta Witherby to her right. Zetta Witherby sits with her back turned to the camera. Beyond Zetta, Wes Witherby (partially obscured) sits on the opposite side of the table with his hand to his mouth. The table is lined with food and drink containers sitting atop newspaper. Just beyond them, cars are parked on the shoreline to the left and vacant picnic tables line the shoreline behind them. Lake Mead is in the distance with mountains rising behind it.
Photograph, from left to right, of: Mertie West, Wes Witherby and Zetta Witherby posing for a photograph in front of the Boulder (now Hoover) Dam on the Arizona side of the dam. Mertie West stands at left and looks to the camera with her purse under her arm and her hands clasped in front of her. Wes Witherby stands with his hands behind his back and leg extended out as he looks to the camera. Zetta Witherby looks to camera as her purse hangs from her wrist. The trio stands in front of a walkway barrier. The dam intake towers, the canyon and the power lines atop the canyon occupy the background.