Events, Box 13, 1946


I realize that “Events” is a broad denominator, but without comparable images from Naranjado 1946 or without any corroborating stories in the Pacific Review around this time period, we can’t be absolutely sure which event(s) are depicted below.

But “events” are definitely something Joel documents through photography rather than participating, or so it seems.

All we know it is 1946 and research in the April 1946 Pacific Review, shows that on May 11, 1946, there’s a Mardi Gras Costume Dance in the Stockton Civic Auditorium at 9pm.

Mardi Gras Costume Dance, May 11, 1946, Memorial Civic Auditorium, Stockton
Mardi Gras Costume Dance, May 11, 1946, Memorial Civic Auditorium, Stockton
Mardi Gras Costume Dance, May 11, 1946, Memorial Civic Auditorium, Stockton

I’ve acquired a 1946 Naranjado year book since writing this blogpost, and can confirm that “Queen Marge Hiers, who hails from San Francisco, is now in her sophomore year at the Junior College. She is active in student affairs and is a member and representative of Alpha Theta Tau Sorority”

The other ladies are Miss Flo Oleson, Miss Pat Gregory, Miss Mary Martin, MIss Roma Lee Porter, Miss Hazel Coliver and MIss Patty Lou Peters.

Mardi Gras Costume Dance, May 11, 1946, Memorial Civic Auditorium, Stockton
Mardi Gras Costume Dance, May 11, 1946, Memorial Civic Auditorium, Stockton

Two lone negatives left to show, photographed around the swimming pool, one at daytime, the other at night time.

Swimming Party Junior Skit, SJC/COP, 1946 – Published in Naranjado 1946

This image can also be found in the 1946 Naranjado, taken on the Swimming Party Junior Skit.

Synchronized swimming (?), SJC/COP, 1946 – Published in Naranjado 1946

We might find more clues in future discoveries. Since Joel crams more negatives in a box than they are designed to hold, subject order is not always maintained.

Six more boxes to go through from this vintage.

Cheers !

NOTE: Thanks to William Maxwell for identifying the building, as it led to identifying the event through research in the Pacific Review of April 1946. Much appreciated !

NOTE: After acquiring the 1946 Naranjado, I noticed that Joel has 12 images of his published without any credit. Eleven of these images have been represented in this blog, one of the published negatives is nowhere to be found.


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