Month: April 2022

  • Press Negatives, Box 13, 1946

    Press Negatives, Box 13, 1946

    I could immediately tell this box was packed. Much heavier than what I had opened before. Thirty six slides packed in a box of 12. Fun day, theater 1946 and some more illegible scribbles. Joel’s handwriting is at times challenging. After scanning, I was able to group this in mostly three subjects. Checking the Pacific […]

  • Press Negatives, Box 12, 1946

    Press Negatives, Box 12, 1946

    Joel left quite a few press negative boxes behind with 1942 and 1943 “process by” dates, but pencil dates between 1946 and 1948. Looks like Joel had quite some boxes in stock prior to his WWII service, and back in Stockton at the Stockton Junior College, he’s using this stock up first. It shouldn’t come […]

  • Kodachrome, Sep 13, 1946

    Kodachrome, Sep 13, 1946

    This Kodachrome box, with processing date Sep 13, 1946 has a variety of subjects, making me believe there are a few misplaced slides here. Some of these fit with collections we’ve seen before, so here we go ! Two slides with goats. We’ll have to keep an eye out for future farm animal life, either […]

  • Kodachrome, April 23, 1946

    Kodachrome, April 23, 1946

    April 23, 1946 says the processing slip in the next box of Kodachromes sent back to Joel from the Los Angeles processing center. Clearly after the war, so we know Joel made it back home. There are 12 slides in a box of 12, but that doesn’t mean that they are in the proper box […]

  • Kodachrome, March 28, 1944

    Kodachrome, March 28, 1944

    On March 28, 1944, the Red Army captured Nikolaev, the main shipbuilding center of the Black Sea in southern Ukraine. Same day the British MP’s voted to give women teachers the same pay as men. When I found a Kodachrome box with a March 28, 1944 date, my hopes were high there would be slides […]

  • Odds and ends, 1943

    Odds and ends, 1943

    We found quite a few odds and ends in the 1943 marked boxes without knowing for sure if these slides were taken in 1943, prior to joining the service or maybe even on the few days he was able to get out of Camp Kohler (Sacramento Area.) Without any writing or documentation, we won’t know […]

  • Florida, August 1943

    Florida, August 1943

    It appears that on his days off, Joel played the tourist or he bounced back and forth between training sites. He visited multiple places in Florida and left us a few slides behind so we can piece some of it back together. On Sunday August 8, 1943, Joel is in Lakeland, Florida. All we have […]

  • LA to NOLA, June 1943

    LA to NOLA, June 1943

    There are just enough Kodachromes in this stack to figure out that on June 8, 1943 Joel was in Los Angeles California with few of his camp mates. The fountain in above slide gave away the location. This is Pershing Square in what is currently Downtown Financial Park. I believe the fountain is gone after […]

  • Draft 1942, Enlistment, 1943

    Draft 1942, Enlistment, 1943

    WIth a Friday Feb 19, 1943 date written on the 3 last press negative format boxes from that year, it somewhat hinted that Joel was preparing for another significant phase in his life. Joel’s Draft Card is dated Feb 14, 1942. The draft required all men between 21 and 45 to register for military service. […]

  • COP Events, Football, 1942

    To close this series of press negatives off, below are all the images from events labeled 1942. The majority are from a football match. There’s absolutely no other information available. Shooting sports with a press camera is no mean feat. There is no time to focus, all shooting is done in predetermined focus zones and […]