Tag: San Francisco

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • More Various, Box 80, 1942-1951

    More Various, Box 80, 1942-1951

    The rest of negative box 80 covers familiar and unfamiliar subjects, none of these subjects were photographed at the same time or even in the same year. First images I actually found in this box, was most likely not photographed by Joel, but by his father. This is not a press negative format but an…

  • Diebenkorn, Box 64, 1948

    Diebenkorn, Box 64, 1948

    We’re setting a short step back to box #64 with June-July 1948 timestamp. When I scanned the image below, my jaw dropped and I held my breath when this image was revealed line by line on the screen. Richard Diebenkorn is a very recognizable, singular and distinguished American painter, draftsman, and printmaker who successfully explored both abstract…

  • Coloma, Box 26, Jan 1948

    Coloma, Box 26, Jan 1948

    Although it is quite obvious that James Marshall was not the first one to find gold in California, it was this carpenter from New Jersey, working on John Sutter’s Mill, who made the effective discovery which electrified the world, altered the course of western history, greatly accelerated the development of California, and had national and…

  • San Francisco, Dec 1947

    San Francisco, Dec 1947

    These images were found in box 24 with the Jack Pahl Dec 25, 1947 images. We can’t be sure that these images are from that time period but it would make sense for Joel to pass by one of his favorite subjects when he was in the Oakland/Berkeley area to visit family. Most of the…

  • Press Negatives, Box 10, 1942

    Press Negatives, Box 10, 1942

    When doing the first scan of the negatives in box 10, it becomes clear that boxes 9 through 11 got mixed and they all got a few stragglers in them. Twinty negatives squeezed in a box of 12, something has to give. All these negatives are, according to the writing on the box, photographed in…

  • SJC, Art Project, 1941, Box 4

    SJC, Art Project, 1941, Box 4

    Checking out the negatives in the last box of 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ sheet film marked “ART” and finding a few surprises.