Photograph of an Adohr Farms advertisement of a family at a breakfast table with the girl drinking milk and the boy holding a bundle of books. The father holds a newspaper with the headline "School Starts Today."
Marguerite Talcott stands on a porch with five of her children: Betty (later, Elizabeth Talcott Brandt), Rodney (Rodney D. Talcott Jr.), Tom (Tom Meade Talcott), and Peggy (later, Marguerite Talcott Shield). The smallest child is misidentified as another Betty on the negative sleeve, but is probably Frank R. Talcott, who would have been about 3 when this photo was taken. A sixth child, Patricia Ann Talcott is not pictured, who would have been 10.
Pasadena residents take a day at the beach. From left, Maide Macomber, Inez Owsley (Pollard), her grandson Yates Bleuel, and her son-in-law, Maurice Bleuel, seated beneath an umbrella at a beach. Earlier that year, Owsley's daughter (and Yates' mother amd Maurice's wife), Agnes, had passed away.
Henry Hebard West was a Los Angeles resident, Southern Pacific Railroad employee, and candid photographer. His photograph album contains images of Los Angeles and vicinity, but also includes many photos of travels to Northern California, the Midwest, and New England. Most of the photos are portraits of the West family in Los Angeles, where they lived at 240 S. Griffin Avenue, in a house built by the photographer's father. The photos provide a first-hand look at the architecture, interior decoration, furniture, clothing, hair styles, and transportation of the period. They document the life of the West family over a span of forty years, as they age, marry, raise children, enjoy outings to nearby city parks, beaches, hotels, and missions, and vacation together in Northern California, returning again and again to places like Yosemite, Silver Lake, Gem Lake, June Lake, Convict Lake, and Minnelusa to camp; sled; hike; trout fish; and hunt deer, rabbits, doves, and sage hens.