The previous blog post showed the front door of 45 N Hunter Street, Freeman – Rishwain Law Offices.
By the time Joel returns to this site some three months later, the sign at the door has changed to “Law Offices of Freeman, Rishwain & Hall”.
The principals are Maxwell M. Freeman, Robert J. Rishwain and Jerry D. Hall. Law business must have been booming just across the third Stockton courthouse.
As for Joel’s shoot, it’s about a boy (Tony Smith) and his dog. This time Joel brought his 4×5 Graphic View camera and properly (over)corrected for the perspective. He also made sure that center was indeed center.
It’s hard to reconstruct the sequence of these images, I’m using the shadows as a guide.
Someone must have been walking the dog. The away clock suggests as much. and the images with the hat is just too cute.
Tony Smith was the name written on the sleeve holding these 4×5 negatives. Dated September 1974. This particular sleeve is part of the Jessica Fong Collection of Dardis negatives. We’re coming near the end of this collection.
As indicated in the previous blog post, this building, together with 37 N Hunter Street would be torn down in 2014 to make room for the fourth Stockton courthouse.
Not sure if any of Joel’s images were ever printed, but they are for sure an interesting sequence … Joel worked with what he saw. We know his love for dogs by now.
Let’s also keep in mind that by this time in 1974, Joel worked as a teacher for some 20 years, he was very familiar with kids.