Category: Color Slides

  • Cable Car Centennial, 1973

    Cable Car Centennial, 1973

    Continuing to dive in slides from the 1970-1974 era. This single slide represents a visit Joel made to the celebration of 100 years of Cable Car in San Francisco. The cable car was introduced in San Francisco on August 2nd, 1873. First test then was near the top of Nob Hill at Clay and Jones […]

  • More Fire, Technicolor Slides, 1971

    More Fire, Technicolor Slides, 1971

    These slides were found in a slide box with a 1971 date stamp on it. There are multiple seemingly unrelated subjects and I’ll share these over a few blog posts. Joel photographed quite a few fires, this time he captured activity that may very well be outside of Stockton. These slides are Ektachromes processed by […]

  • Fort Ross, Ektachrome, 1970

    Fort Ross, Ektachrome, 1970

    It’s good to see images of Fort Ross that are over 50 years old. Time has not been kind to these Ektachrome slides and all are affected by fading and significant color shift. (They are in rough shape.) Still, it’s clear that this is a friendly photographer’s outing to go check out some of our […]

  • Technicolor Trains, circa 1972

    Technicolor Trains, circa 1972

    The 35mm slides from today’s blog post are in Technicolor frames. Technicolor was a large lab authorised by Kodak to develop their Kodachrome film material using the approved process. This simply means that all Technicolor framed slides are actually Kodachromes and one can expect the advantages of longeavtity. The 5 slides from circa Nov 1972 […]

  • Train, Portraits, 1972

    Train, Portraits, 1972

    This box only had 5 Ektachrome slides left. According to the date, these are taken between June-August 1972. Two train images somewhere in the Glenbrook, CA area. “Glenbrook” is a former settlement in Nevada County, California, located near Grass Valley. It was listed on an official map as of 1949. Joel captured this detail fo the lantern […]

  • The Flying Scotsman, April 1972

    The Flying Scotsman, April 1972

    We’re a bit behind looking at the color images Joel made in various formats. Color photography was for the longest time considered a pass-time for tourists and amateur photographers. The printing technology was not there and fading or shifting of colors was the standard. This didn’t keep Joel from experimenting with color and the different […]

  • Seabright, Ansco Color Slides, 1946-1947

    Seabright, Ansco Color Slides, 1946-1947

    We’ve seen images of Werne Pahl and Bernice Adams, his wife, in B&W on the beach and in the water in 1946. These are two color equivalents for the earlier “Family, Pool, Box 17, 1946” blog post I had initially no clue where the below image was taken. Liz Schuler, Joel’s friend and neighbor for […]

  • Various subjects Ansco Color Slides, 1947

    Various subjects Ansco Color Slides, 1947

    In between all these different Ansco Color Slide boxes there were a few 1-2 slide series that didn’t belong with any other subject, but that were clearly taken in the same era. One of these didn’t make it into a cardboard frame. Another example of the last slide of the roll, cut off too short, […]

  • Stockton Parade, Ansco Color Slides, 1947

    Stockton Parade, Ansco Color Slides, 1947

    Just like with the other Ansco Color Slides, we have other B&W negatives to identify the date. In this case, the parade is most likely in 1947, but could be as early as 1946, basing the earlier year on the presence of Honor Guards, a strong indicator of post-WWII pride. I’ll discuss the intro image […]

  • Santa Cruz, Ansco Color Slide, 1947-48

    Santa Cruz, Ansco Color Slide, 1947-48

    All these slides fall in the entertainment category. It’s clear they are taken in Santa Cruz, there are many recognizable landmarks, most of them no longer there. It’s hard to tell which year this is exactly, but we know from B&W images in dated boxes that Joel was in Santa Cruz a few times between […]