Category: Press Format Negatives

  • Stockton Main Street fire department activity, between 1957-1959

    Stockton Main Street fire department activity, between 1957-1959

    Dedicating this blog post to the local Stockton historians. I came across this images in Joel’s 3×4″ Press negatives. It’s clearly the JC Penney store on Main Street at the corner of American. That makes it post 1954 and pre 1965-ish. This negative was found in a box with 1959 basketball images. There seems to […]

  • COP Basketball, Box 105, 1959

    COP Basketball, Box 105, 1959

    The images in previous blog post were all from the bench at the Pepperdine vs COP match from Feb 4, 1959. Box 105 has two more match dates scribbled on the side. San Jose State played COP on January 16, 1959 and USF played COP on Feb 13, one week after the Pepperdine match. Following […]

  • Naranjado, Sports, 1959, Box 105, 1959

    Naranjado, Sports, 1959, Box 105, 1959

    While Joel was at SJC and COP, he submitted with great regularity images for the Pacific Weekly and the COP yearbook, Naranjado. Quite a few of his images were published from 1942 through 1948. Some years with credit but quite a few times there were no credits for the photographers that were not part of […]

  • Portrait, Basketball, Box 104, 1960

    Portrait, Basketball, Box 104, 1960

    There are still a few negatives left in the “High Time Fire” negative box. The basketball images are from a Pacific-Fresno State match or were these images from the HIgh Time movie ? Joel’s camera doesn’t move an inch, so it is mounted on a tripod and that is something we didn’t see yet from […]

  • High Time Movie Fire, Box 104, March 1, 1960

    High Time Movie Fire, Box 104, March 1, 1960

    Setting a short step back in time. We’re in 1960, and Joel covered the “High Time Fire”. The date next to the event is Tuesday, March 1, 1960. Then it dawned on me that the “High Time” reference must be related to the HIgh Time movie. I had no idea till today that this movie […]

  • Dick Bass, COP-San Jose, Box 102, Nov 1958

    Dick Bass, COP-San Jose, Box 102, Nov 1958

    The date is November 8, 1958 and College of Pacific is playing San Jose State. I’ve indicated before to keep a close eye on all of Joel’s football images of 1956-1959. There are plenty of them showing #22, so I checked who was wearing the jersey. Dick Bass. From Pacific website Hall of Fame: Joel […]

  • Soap Box Derby, Box 101, 1958

    Soap Box Derby, Box 101, 1958

    This derby took place on July 11, 1958 in Stockton. The pilot’s T-shirts in the images all read Karl Ross Post 16, American Legion. Safe to assume this is about a yearly event to see who qualifies for the All American Derby Down in Akron, Ohio Soap Box Derby. That’s where the real prize money […]

  • Smith Canal and RR Tracks, JFC

    Smith Canal and RR Tracks, JFC

    Continuing the scanning of the Jessica Fong Collection sleeves. This time the content of the sleeve had no date on it, just a note to print the contents at 11×14″ enlargement. In spite of lack of a date, there’s a few things to note. First of all, Joel is after “fine-art” images to print, sell […]

  • Smith & Lang Fire, JFC, July 1958

    Smith & Lang Fire, JFC, July 1958

    There’s a lot written about the Smith & Lang Fire in Stockton, July 22, 1958 already. Scanning 4 x 5 negatives from Jessica Fong’s Collection, I came across these 3 larger negatives. It puzzled me at first, as one wouldn’t necessarily take a 4 x 5 view camera to a fire to report on, but […]

  • COP Football, Box 100, 1958

    COP Football, Box 100, 1958

    The rest of of the negatives in box 100 are all related to football matches at COP. There’s of course the Arizona State match of September 27, 1958, but also Brigham Young University (BYU) on October 11, 1958, and finally, Cincinnati on October 18, 1958. I can’t tell from the images alone which negatives belong […]