This box has a few pencil marks. There are two names, Lois and Irene. The imagery covered here is situated between 1947 and 1948.
Eighteen negatives in total and it’s a various collection again. The positive twist is that the beach images seem to be from the Santa Cruz area. Joel has been visiting and photographing there since 1941. We’re still unsure what the connection is, other than entertainment.
Not unsurprisingly, we’ll see a number of beach portraits again, some casual, some posed, some mere snapshots.
The young lady above keeps busy with a score and a Leask’s Department store bag at her feet. (Demolished in 1989 after the Loma Prieta earthquake.)
Two non-beach negatives are next, these seem to be from a COP parade in Stockton, most likely 1948.
Both these images were quite overexposed. It’s pretty hard to meter properly on the old fashioned magnesium wire flash bulbs, in this case, the white dress was severely overexposed. But, we’re still getting a view of the street behind the car.
Next section of negatives in this box is about three young women hanging out at the beach again. Presumably Santa Cruz, but it is not clear if the images timeframe coincides with the images we’ve seen earlier.
In case anyone wants to know, the magazine is open on a page about “Waist Cinchers” … nothing changed …
Even the dog made it on this trip !
The last image for this blog post is not from the Santa Cruz area. It is an image of (most likely) Amy Pahl painting at the Calaveras Reservoir. There were few more images from this shoot in a previous blog post.
Quite the collection this time !