Category: Stockton

  • Stockton Prints, Sleeve 4, 1972

    Stockton Prints, Sleeve 4, 1972

    We’re taking a big jump in time. Keeping some sort of chronology, with Joel organizing his negatives in various sleeves, stored across multiple boxes, becomes difficult. This particular sleeve stood out as the writing reads “Stockton, prints made, 16×20”. This is a pretty large print format and with matte for framing, leads easily to a…

  • Hiatus from 1950 to 1954 ???

    Hiatus from 1950 to 1954 ???

    Yes, there are no negatives to be found from 1950 till December 24, 1954. There are no Dardis style images in the College of Pacific yearbooks in 1950, 1951, 1952 and 1954. Although Joel graduated in 1948, it’s clear he was still perfecting his photography art and skills at COP in 1949. Later, after 1955,…

  • Joel Pahl Dardis, from 1921 to 1948

    Joel Pahl Dardis, from 1921 to 1948

    This blog post was only possible with the support of Liz Schuler, providing a number of childhood photos of Joel himself. I had a few, Liz provided the rest. And I’m almost sure more will come out of the woodwork. Joel was born June 6, 1921 and he graduates COP in 1948. It’s high time…

  • 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…

  • More Circus, Ansco Color Slide, 1947

    More Circus, Ansco Color Slide, 1947

    The next box I scanned had more circus subject and a few slides from a beach, Either Carmel or Santa Cruz, I still have to look for location clues. The circus slides below are all from the Clyde Beatty circus, photographed in first half May 1947 in Stockton. And in 1947, society looked differently at…

  • Drewry Photocolor Slides, 1947

    Drewry Photocolor Slides, 1947

    Nineteen 35mm slides in a yellow/blue plastic box, prominently labeled “Drewry Photocolor on the 2” square cardboard frames. I had no reference for the photo processing house. So I did some online sleuthing to see if I could learn more, and was able to distill following blurb from the obituary for William Wallace Drewry Jr.…

  • More color, June 14, 1946

    More color, June 14, 1946

    Yesterday was actually our 50th blog post in this discovery of Joel Pahl Dardis photographic work. We’ve seen over this time some 750 images so far. Below are a few more Kodachrome images from the June 14, 1946 box. These are all Carnival or Circus related. We’ve seen some isolated slides before on this subject…

  • Kodachrome, June 14, 1946

    Kodachrome, June 14, 1946

    This box had escaped my attention before since we had a miscellaneous Sept 1946 blog post already. This box however, confirms the Regatta images to be prior to June 14, 1946 as similar scene’s unfold now in full color. You may remember this images from previous post. Below is the color equivalent, taken a few…

  • Kodachrome, April 23, 1946

    Kodachrome, April 23, 1946

    April 23, 1946 says the processing slip in the next box of Kodachromes sent back to Joel from the Los Angeles processing center. Clearly after the war, so we know Joel made it back home. There are 12 slides in a box of 12, but that doesn’t mean that they are in the proper box…