Few different subjects in this box where the majority is photographed on Agfa Super Plenachrome Press stock.
The pencil marks read “Jack Pahl Family, Dec 25, 1947” and below that “Torlan, Dec 26, 1947” (Note: Torlan could also be Toulau, Toilan … Joel’s spelling is often erratic.)
We do find multiple subjects in this box of 26 negatives. Let’s start with the most recognizable one. Jack Pahl’s family on Dec 25, 1947.
First of all, it’s not clear exactly where these images were shot. Jack and Beverly lived at 1488 Trestle Glen Road at some point after 1935 and early 1940’s but the 1950 census places them in Contra Costa County and they lived in Martinez according to the 1935 Census (Jack, actually John George at birth, and Beverley married in 1934 in Sacramento, CA)
The next image shows Laura Smith, second spouse of August Julius Pahl. AJ Pahl looks like he just ran out of the office for tea.
The hand at right is most likely Clara M. Pahl. The art on the wall could very well be Amy Pahl’s work.
Two negatives left to look at, these are not family related but are COP. Possibly photographed in 1947 but could also be early 1948 as I found the next negative published in Naranjado 1948.
The black tape markings indicate that these Kodak Eastman Film negatives were either printed or duplicated for publication.
Next blog post we’ll take a look at the other subjects found in this box, unrelated to Pahl or COP family.