Kodak Ektachrome, Box 95, 1957


This yellow Kodak Ektachrome box has an expiration date of January 1948. Joel had developed this color film stock as B&W to experiment with the rendering of the tones and contrast. Joel always liked to experiment. We’ve discussed these negatives quite a while ago.

What’s in the box ? Three subjects and some.

There’s a date of July 10, 1957 for an accident that happened on the intersection of W Walnut and Alliston Way.

And there’s a July 1, 1957 date for Charles and Jack Molini.

All other images are from a Stockton parade and framing at a construction site.

Yellow Kodak Ektachrome box, expiration Jan 1948.

Ektachrome was first marketed in 1946, and with an expiration date of Jan 1948, this box was produced somewhere around October 1946, so one of the earliest Ektachrome boxes out there !

Parade images first, we know by now that Joel is in his element !

Valley Laundry and Dry Cleaners at 447 N Hunter Street, Stockton (Printed)
Stockton Parade enters Atomic Age, circa July 1957 (Printed)
Stockton Parade enters Atomic Age, circa July 1957 (Printed)
Stockton Parade enters Atomic Age, circa July 1957 (Printed)
Stockton Parade enters Atomic Age, circa July 1957 (Printed)

The background tells us that Joel is in Downtown Stockton for these images.

San Joaquin County Float, unknown office, circa July 1957 (Printed)
San Joaquin County Float, unknown office, circa July 1957 (Printed)
San Joaquin County Float, unknown office, circa July 1957 (Printed)
Wardrobe adjustment needed, San Joaquin County Float, unknown office, circa July 1957 (Printed)

Next set of images is of the accident at the intersection of W Walnut and Allston Way.

W Walnut and Allston Way, a stone throw from Joel’s house, July 10, 1957
W Walnut and Allston Way, a stone throw from Joel’s house, July 10, 1957
W Walnut and Allston Way, a stone throw from Joel’s house, July 10, 1957

We have a number of framing construction images. It is most likely possible to identify the location based on the church and school in the background.

Framing construction, unidentified location, 1957, Stockton (Printed)
Framing construction, unidentified location, 1957, Stockton (Printed)
Framing construction, unidentified location, 1957, Stockton (Printed)
Framing construction, unidentified location, 1957, Stockton (Printed)
Framing construction, unidentified location, 1957, Stockton (Printed)
Framing construction, unidentified location, 1957, Stockton (Printed)

Last image in this box is seemingly misplaced, but both these men’s names are mentioned on the side of the box, with a date to boot. At least, I’m assuming that this are them.

Charles and Jack Molini – Do Not Swim or Ski from this dock – July 1, 1957

Looking at all these images over different subjects, it doesn’t feel that Joel missed a beat.


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