1948 – 1952

1948 – Dorman’s Photo Shop is purchased by Joe and Ann Henley.

1949 – The same year the Bakersfield sign was built which spanned Union Ave, Joe hangs the Henley Photo Shop sign on Chester Ave.

1950 – Claude P. Dorman dies on September 19th.

1952 – Bakersfield suffered the greatest earthquake in it’s history. Due to building damage, the store temporarily opens in a tent across the street. Joe, not slowing down, purchases Sorenson Camera Shop.