Month: March 2022

  • The rest of the Kodachrome 1941 box

    I found a few other slides in this box, some from 1941, few later dates. Few of them are clearly not Kodachrome quality. It’s clear he made these on local trips, although Santa Cruz and Carmel are not necessarily “local” in 1941. Road conditions were definitely not the same in these days. Here is the […]

  • April 10, 1941

    April 10, 1941

    On April 10, 1941, the German and Italian invaders of Yugoslavia set up the Independent State of Croatia (also including Bosnia and Herzegovina), and place nationalist leader Ante Pavelic in control of what is no more than a puppet Axis regime. At home, Joel Dardis is explores different sites in Death Valley with the troop, […]

  • April 9, 1941

    April 9, 1941

    PGA establishes Golf Hall of Fame on this day while Dorothy Kirby wins comfortably by 16 strokes ahead of Helen Sigel at the LPGA Titleholders Championship Women’s Golf in Augusta CC. Joel’s group is at Boulder Dam, aka Hoover Dam that day. Incidentally, mid-1941 is also the time the dam stopped filling after 7 years, […]

  • April 8, 1941

    April 8, 1941

    Joe Louis beats Tony Musto by technical knockout in the 9th round at the Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri to retain NYSAC heavyweight boxing crown. Joel Dardis is in the ghost town of Rhyolite, Nevada to take a look at the Bottle House tourist attraction. There are 3 glass bottle houses in Rhyolite and Tom Kelly’s, the […]

  • April 6, 1941

    April 6, 1941

    On this Sunday, Craig Wood wins the 8th US Masters Golf, his first major title, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Byron Nelson. Across the Atlantic, the invasion of Yugoslavia (Operation 25) and Greece (Operation Marita) by the Axis powers starts on this day. Closer to home, Joel takes most likely his first Kodachrome images in […]

  • First Color Slides

    First Color Slides

    The second item standing out between all the factory standard negative boxes and paper sleeves, was the E. Leitz coverglass box, containing at one point in time 2″ x 2″ glass. These cover glasses were used to assemble the early 2″ x 2″ slides, before factory standard cardboard or plastic frames. In the early years […]

  • In the beginning

    In the beginning

    While perusing the hundreds of 2 1/4″ medium frame negative sleeves and some 200+ boxes of 4″x5″ and press sized negatives, I came across an item that stood out, as there was only one. A small cardboard container with a lid at both ends. It appears the processing of whatever is in this container was […]

  • Joel Pahl Dardis

    Joel Pahl Dardis

    I only learned about Joel Pahl Dardis by attending his estate sale on March 12, 2022, after being alerted to it that day by my friend Jessica Fong, Director of the Stockton Art League Goodwin Gallery on Miracle Mile. One look at the photography item tables, and it became immediately clear that this was a […]