SIxteen images in a box of 12, with multiple subjects, making it clear that Joel, over time, mixed multiple boxes slightly out of order. Keeps it more interesting, but on the other hand, makes it also more difficult to relate images to a trip of subject. There were no specific pencil notes on this box.
First image is another infrared image of a more industrial place that clearly belongs in the group we discussed in previous blog post.
The bands at the left hand side are most likely development issues. I suspect Joel tray developed multiple negatives at the same time and few must have stuck together. And this is not something Photoshop will fix easily.
It is not clear to me if the above building still exists or where it could have been. I suspect Stockton downtown area.
The above image belongs in a different series, we’ve seen similar images in prior blog posts.
Not sure on which trip this image was taken, or if the large white structures left and right have anything to do with the previous Stockton Ice and Fuel Co. photograph. Joel found it important to put on film, he had his reasons. Short of finding his notebook, we can only guess, it’s 80 years after the fact.
There are few images from an excursion, mostly likely SJC/COP related. Joel photographed during a lunch break. There maybe a reference to this event in a Pacific Weekly or Pacific Review in 1942. To be researched.
Not sure if the below images were from the same trip, but they were all in the same box and shot on the same type of film.
Two images from what appears an abandoned mine, possible the goal of the excursion. Bill Maxwell found a reference to this mine in Joel’s college geology reports. IT is an abandoned mercury mine on Mount Diablo.
First image has clearly development issue due to tray processing multiple negatives at the same time.
Initially it was not clear where the next image is in this box. Mike Sanguinetti as well as Bill Maxwell suggested it was the mill at Knight’s Ferry as seen from the south or the covered bridge. The power of internet at work !
Three images from what appears to be the same young woman on two different occasions.
And to finish this blogpost, a most likely staged photo op during the SJC/COP excursion.
This is an image with printing potential, although something went wrong in developing. Reads as publicity for Cloverleaf Blue RIbbon Farms, a Stockton dairy, and Gravem-Inglis Holland Bread, from a Stockton bakery.
One more box of press negatives labeled 1942 before we switch to some more Kodachrome slides from similar vintage.