Back in February, I posted a picture of John’s parents and siblings. In a post last April, Harry Chambers did some digging and provided me the names of the family although outside of John and his youngest sister, I’m not sure who is who, but I’m making guesses.
In this picture, the woman is either Margaret, Caroline or Frances. The girl is Edna Lavinia Capewell also known as Honey. They are seated in the lodgepole chair where John Capewell has shot many of his subjects. They are probably in a portion of John’s yard in Westville, New Jersey.
This particular negative turned yellow over the years. When I inverted it in Photoshop, it turned this very pleasing shade of blue.
Here’s a version of the negative where I did my regular procedure of adjusting the levels in the red, blue and green channels. It has color but it’s closer to a more neutral, black and white image.
As with all of the photographs in theÂ Capewell Collection Glass Negative Collection,Â I placed this 5â€³ x 7â€³ glass negative on a lightbox and shot it with a digital camera locked down on a tripod. TheÂ â€œprocessingâ€Â was done digitally on a Mac usingÂ Adobe Photoshop.