Omega Phi, Box 39, 1948


The box has Omega Phi penciled in the corner with a date of February 13, 1948.

It’s actually Omega Phi Alpha, and yes, this is another dance party. Looking at the negative, I can only think that Joel took a lesson from his previous dance party coverage and paid more attention during exposure and developing.

This dance party appears not to be at the College of the Pacific but in an establishment with a large space, room for an small band and the interior looks polished.

Sixteen negatives in total. And again the thought that Joel has given us a look at the entertainment life at post-war College of the Pacific.

“Art Nielsen and his Orchestra”, Feb 13, 1948, Stockton, Omega Phi Alpha
“You’ll be sadder if you walk under the ladder”
Tigers all over the place, Feb 13, 1948, Stockton, Omega Phi Alpha
Tigers all over the place, Feb 13, 1948, Stockton, Omega Phi Alpha (Printed)
, Feb 13, 1948, Stockton, Omega Phi Alpha (Printed)

Joel captured a good overall atmosphere at the pre-party. Students having a good time hanging out and catching up with their Pan Hellenic dates. Some of the groups posed, others are more candid. In any case, few of these images got printed out.

, Feb 13, 1948, Stockton, Omega Phi Alpha (Printed)
, Feb 13, 1948, Stockton, Omega Phi Alpha
, Feb 13, 1948, Stockton, Omega Phi Alpha
, Feb 13, 1948, Stockton, Omega Phi Alpha
, Feb 13, 1948, Stockton, Omega Phi Alpha
, Feb 13, 1948, Stockton, Omega Phi Alpha (Printed)
, Feb 13, 1948, Stockton, Omega Phi Alpha

Joel captured one young woman three times in these parting shots.

, Feb 13, 1948, Stockton, Omega Phi Alpha
, Feb 13, 1948, Stockton, Omega Phi Alpha

There may have been more than one photographer present, the above shots happen when you photograph from the side. Last shot was for Joel’s camera.

, Feb 13, 1948, Stockton, Omega Phi Alpha

February 1948 is also the month Joel Pahl Dardis would graduate from COP. Let’s see what he does over the rest of the year.

Cheers !


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