Joel wrote following on the lid of this box of 16 press format negatives.
Segarini Store, Gov. Warren, Navy Day and Oct 24, 1948. (Which was a Sunday.)
Earl could have been stomping for Thomas E. Dewey as running mate for the 1948 election. The latter is merely conjecture, Stockton historians may be able to figure out through the local newspapers from the day, what the motivation was for this appearance.
Second subject are a number of sail boat images. Not sure if this was on Navy Day, but that’s what Joel wrote on the negative box cover.
In the last image, the sunlight is hitting Joel’s lens directly, causing a major flare. The end result is pseudo artistic. Contrast suffers greatly. Observe the mothballed USS WWII ships in the background.
Last shot came out real nice, the low angle with perspective and the reflection of the sails in the water works.
The rest of the images relates to construction of a Segarini’s Market in Stockton, although the address is not given, the location can be surmised from the background elements.
There’s smoke on the horizon at left, but one can equally discern the Stockton Adult School on the left. That school is at 1525 Pacific Avenue, and will pop up in a few more images.
There’s a “school” sign on the road.
In both of above images, one can clearly see the Stockton Adult school on Pacific at the right hand side of the image, so this Segarini store is the one on 505 West Harding, Stockton.
Last two images from this series are close up views of construction in progress.
Joel printed all these construction images out at some point. I’ve personally taken a liking to the last one. Good composition with a clear hint to heavy construction and tools.
This store would be the last Segarini’s Market, out of 5 locations, sold in 1992. It became a Hi & Bye Market, until it burned down sometime in late June 2009.
All that’s left of the trusses that Joel so precisely photographed, is a brittle mess of charred wood.
There’s a Family Dollar store at the current location.