Left to right, Helen, Anne, Alexander Graham Bell, and possibly John Hitz, on a hilltop in Nova Scotia, 1901.
Helen is kneeling next to Anne and Bell, who are seated. Everyone is wearing a hat. Helen's straw hat has a spiral of sheer fabric on top and a big dark feather sticking straight up on the left side of the brim. Anne wears a hat with huge flowers and a white dress with black ribbon trim and elbow-length gloves. She has one hand on her hat and the other hand in Helen's left hand. Bell is sitting on a wicker chair to the left of Anne. His head is turned toward Helen, and he is wearing a pith helmet. His right hand is outstretched to Helen's right hand, and he seems to be communicating with her using the manual alphabet. Behind Bell is another man, possibly John Hitz of the Volta Bureau.