Press Negatives, Box 2, 1942


Second box of these 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ sized negatives reads “ART Jan-June 1942”. No real surprises, flat art, 3D art and more stained glass windows are the subjects.

Maybe one outlier, the photograph of an unidentified house at a yet unidentified location.

One thing is clear, Stockton Junior College had talented artists and one cannot wonder about their trajectories in life. We have a lot of information on George Akimoto and Dick (Richard) Reynolds. We’ll have to dig a bit deeper to find out about the others.

I found 18 negatives in a box of 12. Joel sticks with his habit.

The first negative in the box seems to be an outlier. A farmhouse, location unknown.

Farmhouse, Photography Joel Pahl Dardis, 1942, Location Unknown.

And then we’re back with work from George Akimoto, clearly signed 1942.

Untitled, George Akimoto, SJC, 1942
Untitled, George Akimoto, SJC, 1942

It’s clear the above pieces of art are same subject, just a different perspective, maybe even different time of the year.

Untitled, George Akimoto, SJC, 1942
SJC Campus, George Akimoto, SJC, 1942
Mask, unidentified artist, SJC, 1942
Mask, Woodcarving, unidentified artist, SJC, 1942

The wood carved puppet is quite whimsical.

Wood carved puppet, unidentified artist, SJC, 1942
Tennis, 3D artwork, unidentified artist, SJC, 1942
Unfinished wooden tray, unidentified artist, SJC, 1942
Wooden serving tray, unidentified artist, SJC, 1942
Wooden tray, unidentified artis, SJC, 1942
Organic Shape in Wood, unidentified artist, SJC, 1942
Organic Shape in Wood, unidentified artist, SJC, 1942
Design from natural source, Julianna Calvelli, March 4 1942

The above piece from Julianne Calvelli allows us to somewhat place a timeframe on all this photography since the art above is dated “March 4, 1942”.

There’s one more farmhouse from an unidentified artist, presumably in 1942.

Untitled, unidentified artist, SJC, 1942

The remaining two images are once more stained glass windows in church or chapel interior.

Stained Glass Window, Altar, Morris Chapel, COP, 1942

It’s clear in the above image that Morris Chapel is still under construction, so photograph is prior to April 19, 1942.

Stained Glass Window, Morris Chapel, COP, 1942

It will be interesting to find out over next few days if there are more Morris Chapel images in the stack of art assignment images.

Two more ART labelled boxes from 1942 to go through.

Cheers !


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