Dr. Scott’s children, Box 75, 1949


This box of negatives has 24 sheets in it, and only covers one photoshoot. The children of Dr. Scott, possibly 1949.

As usual, I did some genealogy and City of Stockton Registry research, and came up with Dr. Wirt Stanley Scott Jr., Physician and Surgeon, practicing at 2633 Pacific Avenue.

Dr. Scott was born Jan 10, 1911, a native of Ohio. He attended Ohio State University, then went on to Columbia Medical School and did his residency in internal medicine at Columbia Physicians and Surgeons Hospital in New York City.

It was there that he met Carol, who was a nurse. They married in Reno on March 7, 1941. He served as a doctor in the Army Air Corps in the South Pacific during World War II. After traveling west, the Scott’s settled in Stockton in 1945, and shortly thereafter he went into a career-long partnership with Dr. Louis Armanino, also at 2633 Pacific Avenue.

Dr. Scott made house calls at all hours of the night until the end of his career, and was beloved by his patients. The night staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital knew him well, as he did his rounds very early in the morning. He retired in 1979 and passed away January 22, 2007.

The 1950 census shows the Scott’s living on 716 Bristol Avenue, and had two children, Susan (age 4) and Stephen Wirt Scott (age 2). I know both children got married and have children of their own.

I’ll be showing all the images I found for genealogical and memory-sake reasons. The order is as found in the box.

Stephen and Susan Scott with an arm of each parent in the picture, circa 1949.
Dr.Scott’s hat for grabs, Stephen and Susan, circa 1949
Dr.Scott’s hat for grabs, Stephen and Susan, circa 1949
Positive image from the negative further below, circa 1949

The above “positive” was made by Joel, and cropped from the negative below.

Negative that has been worked on, observe the tear in the emulsion from being taped and removed, circa 1949

The tear in the emulsion in negative above was caused by removing the negative out of the enlarger or printer. We’ve seen similar tears in other images that were printed.

Joel abandons the landing location at the stairs and starts working with different backgrounds in the house.

Susan and Stephen, children’s books in hand, circa 1949 (Printed)
Susan and Stephen, children’s books in hand, circa 1949 (Printed)

Giving the kids something in their hands is a good distraction, doesn’t mean they sit still !

Susan’s doll, Susan and Stephen with wood blocks, circa 1949 (Printed)
Stephen Scott with sister Susan’s doll, circa 1949 (Printed)
Stephen Scott with sister Susan’s doll, circa 1949 (Printed)

Joel (or Carol) does a great job keeping the kids engaged in kids stuff. Susan did a different take on this.

Susan Scott with her doll, circa 1949 (Printed)
The lights are too bright ! … Susan Scott with her doll, circa 1949 (Printed)
Susan Scott with her doll, circa 1949 (Printed)

The rest of the images are solo images of the kids in two different locations.

Stephen Wirt Scott, circa 1949 (Printed)
Stephen Wirt Scott with wooden block toy, circa 1949 (Printed)
Stephen Wirt Scott with wooden block toy, circa 1949 (Printed)
Stephen Wirt Scott, with picture frame, circa 1949 (Printed)
Stephen Wirt Scott, with book, circa 1949 (Printed)
Stephen Wirt Scott, in chair, circa 1949 (Printed)
Stephen Wirt Scott, in chair, circa 1949 (Printed)
Stephen and Susan Scott, circa 1949 (Printed)
Cross-legged Susan Scott, circa 1949 (Printed)
Cross-legged Susan Scott, circa 1949 (Printed)
Susan Scott, holding Stephen’s wooden blocks, circa 1949 (Printed)

Twenty three adorable images of two children being at home. Joel had all right to be proud of the outcome.

Cheers !


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