Family, Pool, Box 17, 1946


Box 17 contains 12 negatives. There are few names on the cover of this box, there’s just no certain way to attach a name to a face as that relationship is lost to non-family members.

Yes, Joel is photographing a few Pahl family members. Some of the faces we’ve seen before on his 22nd and 27th birthday party. Other faces are new, but since I’ve researched the genealogy of Joel, I know that Werne and Bernice, two names on the cover of the box, are a nephew and his wife.

Other names on the box are Jane and Nicki

First family and friends images are at the beach.

Unknown Young Woman, Seacliff Beach, 1946
Unknown young women (Jane and Nicki ?), Seacliff Beach, 1946

The above image is in front of Casa Del Mar at Seacliff Beach.

Werne Robert Pahl and Bernice Audrey Adams, Seacliff Beach, California, 1946
Bernice Audrey Adams, Seacliff Beach, California, 1946

Two more images of Werne and Bernice below.

Werne Robert Pahl and Bernice Audrey Adams, Seacliff Beach, California, 1946
Werne Robert Pahl and Bernice Audrey Adams, Seacliff Beach California, 1946

Joel’s uncles can be found in few other images at a yet unidentified location. Some crooked structure remnant where they defy a leaning reality.

Harry L Pahl at right, Mystery Spot, Santa Cruz, 1946
August Julitus and Harry Lawrence Pahl, left and right, Mystery Spot, Santa Cruz, 1946
August Julius and Harry Lawrence Pahl, left and right, Mystery Spot, Santa Cruz, 1946

The remainder of the images are poolside at COP, these images could very well be part of the previous pool images shown in yesterday’s blog post.

Poolside portraits, COP, 1946
Poolside portraits, COP, 1946
Poolside portraits, COP, 1946

And yes, for the last portrait, Joel stepped into the water with his camera. The only secure way to nail this shot in this perspective from this distance.

Some of these shots are “Hollywood magazine” inspired, we’ll see more evidence of this as Joel’s shooting style evolves.

Two more boxes in this 1946 series to look at.

Cheers !


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