Dr. Nelson Dogs, Box 84, 1949


In addition to the “Dr. Nelson Dogs”, there was a “3 Pahl” scribble.

The 3 Pahl’s were easy to identify. Three portrait style images of Harry Pahl and his wife Edra.

Harry Pahl and Edra Portsmouth, 1949

All joking aside, if Joel were around today, he would most likely make this a goth portrait of his uncle and aunt. Just missing a pitchfork and a straw hat …

Harry Pahl and Edra Portsmouth, 1949 (Printed)
Harry Pahl and Edra Portsmouth, 1949 (Printed)

In addition to the Pahl portraits, I found two more images of a people gathering. No references available, but presumably a “club” or association related to College of Pacific.

Unidentified group of people, 1949
Unidentified group of people, 1949

All the other images are of two well behaved dogs, tricks included. One image has presumably Mrs. Marion Nelson in it. I believe Dr. Nelson refers to Dr. George Nelson, the veterinarian whose premises Joel photographed earlier in 1948.

Nrs. Nelson and two dogs, Stockton, 1949
Dr. Nelson’s Dogs, Stockton, 1949
Dr. Nelson’s Dogs, Stockton, 1949
Dr. Nelson’s Dogs, Stockton, 1949 (Printed)
Dr. Nelson’s Dogs, Stockton, 1949
Dr. Nelson’s Dogs, Stockton, 1949 (Printed)
Dr. Nelson’s Dogs, Stockton, 1949
Dr. Nelson’s Dogs, Stockton, 1949
Dr. Nelson’s Dogs, Stockton, 1949 (Printed)
Dr. Nelson’s Dogs, Stockton, 1949 (Printed)

Joel does enjoy repeat customers. First photographing the premises of Dr. George Nelson, then he gets to play with the dogs.

Cheers !


2 responses to “Dr. Nelson Dogs, Box 84, 1949”

  1. I can see the joy Joel was felling as he took these pictures. He enjoyed the natural easy relationships, and knew how to be patient and wait to capture that moment.

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    • Joel definitely loved dogs. I just came across a few more early 1938 negatives from Butch, the family Scottie … working on scanning these now for a future post !

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