The fonds consists of photographs and slides taken by various members of the Mervyn and Wood families. The geographic areas represented in the photographs primarily include Whitehorse, Mayo, and Lansing, Yukon where most members of the Mervyn and Wood families lived. Dawson City, Carcross, Altin, B.C., and various other areas of the Yukon visited during hunting and trapping trips, and family vacations. Images of family members include: Jim Mervyn, Julia Mervyn St. Louis, Maggie Mervyn Wood and her siblings Norman "Dinky", Florence, Nora, Gordon, Carl, William "Kaiser", David "Dick", Jerry, Alice, and Alexander as young children and adults, Jim Wood, and children Doug and Bobby Wood. Other extended family and friends of the Mervyns and Woods that are depicted include Joe Andre, Andy Hooper, the Kimbels, Halls, and McCarters. Events photographed include Sourdough Rendezvous, parades, moving of the Queen's House and Klondike sternwheelers, the Winter Carnival of 1948, and Jim Mervyn's funeral in Ontario in 1957. Many of the photographs feature streets and buildings in Whitehorse and Dawson. There are also photographs relating to Jim Wood's work with the Army Signal Corps and Yukon Electrical Co. Ltd.