Family etc, Box 64, June July 1948


This is another negative collection box with multiple subjects.

The majority is Pahl family related, most likely on few different days. And yes, there are babies involved.

First image is misplaced, it’s the start of a horse race and we’ve seen related images prior to this blog post when Joel was at Stanford University.

Out of the gates, horse race, June-July 1948 (Printed)

Next few images are from a parade in Lodi according to Joel’s notes on the box, there is no specific date mentioned.

Baton Twirl Girl, June-July 1948, Lodi Parade (Printed)
Baton Twirl Girl, June-July 1948, Lodi Parade (Printed)
Baton Twirl Girl, June-July 1948, Lodi Parade (Printed)
Baton Twirl Girl, June-July 1948, Lodi Parade (Printed)

Joel might have known the young woman, she’s prominently photographed and all images are printed.

The next set of negatives were taken during a boat ride on the Delta.

A boat ride on the Delta, June-July 1948 (Printed)
A boat ride on the Delta, June-July 1948 (Printed)

Two more portraits of the young lady, both were printed.

Portrait during a boat ride on the Delta, June-July 1948 (Printed)
Portrait during a boat ride on the Delta, June-July 1948 (Printed)

The rest of the images are Pahl family related, uncle August, cousin Werne with wife Bernice and also Genevieve Brooks, wife of John Pahl.

Pahl family, June-July 1948 (Printed)
August Julius Pahl, June-July 1948 (Printed)
Pahl family, June-July 1948 (Printed)

The next few images most likely belong to a photo shoot Joel did with Werne Pahl and Bernice in Santa Cruz or Carmel. Joel photographed baby Michael multiple times in 1948. Baby Michael is present with an unknown baby companion.

Cooling off in the waves, June-July 1948 (Printed)

From the low angle in these image, one can surmise that Joel is using a Graflex Super D SLR camera.

Baby portrait, June-July 1948 (Printed)
Baby play, June-July 1948 (Printed)
Baby play, June-July 1948 (Printed)
One very tired unknown baby, June-July 1948 (Printed)

There are a few very interesting negatives left in this box, requiring more research in light of the subject. I’ll discuss these a bit later, when the verdict on importance for the art world is out.

Cheers !


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