Colorado & Cincinnati, Box 98, Fall 1956


There are two locations with dates on this box.

Colorado, Sept 22, 1956 and Cincinnati Oct 6, 1956.

I found a work pass for Joel under the lid. So he’s photographing on location for COP. Not sure what Joel’s official capacity was, but in light of the work pass, I assume he was invited for this event.

Joel’s work pass for September 22, 1956 in Colorado.

I’m showing the images as found, it doesn’t make much sense to comment on these 66 years after the fact.

The program for this match can be found on the Holt-Atherton Digital Library.

Cover of the program, Sept 22, 1956

This program has the full line up for all the players of both teams and their coaching staff.

When I researched Cincinnati on the Holt Atherton Digital Library, I found that program also.

Cover of the program, Oct 6, 1956

There is for me no way to differentiate which image belongs to which match with any certainty without corroborating images in a COP publication. This may only happen in the future.

COP versus Colorado or Cincinnati, 1956, Stockton
COP versus Colorado or Cincinnati, 1956, Stockton
COP versus Colorado or Cincinnati, 1956, Stockton
COP versus Colorado or Cincinnati, 1956, Stockton
COP versus Colorado or Cincinnati, 1956, Stockton
COP versus Colorado or Cincinnati, 1956, Stockton
COP versus Colorado or Cincinnati, 1956, Stockton
COP versus Colorado or Cincinnati, 1956, Stockton
COP versus Colorado or Cincinnati, 1956, Stockton
COP versus Colorado or Cincinnati, 1956, Stockton
COP versus Colorado or Cincinnati, 1956, Stockton
COP versus Colorado or Cincinnati, 1956, Stockton
COP versus Colorado or Cincinnati, 1956, Stockton (Printed)
COP versus Colorado or Cincinnati, 1956, Stockton
COP versus Colorado or Cincinnati, 1956, Stockton (Printed)
COP versus Colorado or Cincinnati, 1956, Stockton (Printed)

Pacific won the Colorado event 39-15, followed by a 21-15 victory over Cincinnati.

The remaining images in the box are below, these must be from a Little League baseball match, most likely this is on Kelley Field if I read Joel’s scribble correctly.

Little League baseball match, Kelley Field, 1956 ?
Little League baseball match, Kelley Field, 1956 ?
Little League baseball match, Kelley Field, 1956 ?
Little League baseball match, Kelley Field, 1956 ?

And as we’ve seen so often, there’s an interesting straggler in this box.

An image of the bow of the Balclutha. We understand Joel’s early love for boats.

Bow of the Balclutha, circa 1956, San Francisco (Printed)

On January 15, 1887, with a twenty-six-man crew, Balclutha sailed under British registry from Cardiff, Wales, on her maiden voyage. She was bound for San Francisco. The ship entered the Golden Gate after 140 days at sea, unloaded her cargo of 2,650 tons of coal, and took on sacks of California wheat. So a round trip would take roughly a year …

Fast forward … after a few name changes and an appearance in the film “Mutiny on the Bounty”, the San Francisco Maritime Museum purchased “Pacific Queen” for $25,000 in 1954.

Assisted by donations of cash, materials and labor from the local community, the Museum restored the vessel and returned her original name. The ship was transferred to the National Park Service in 1978, and Balclutha was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1985.

Joel would photograph this ship on at least one more occasion in color. Stay tuned.

Cheers !


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