Category Archives: The Capewell Glass Negative Collection

The Capewells

It seems like the Capewells are getting a lot of attention over at the Facebook page for the collection. That’s the wonderful thing about the internet. Sure there is a lot of click-bait and useless Top Ten lists, but a … Continue reading

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Encore Presentation

I’m sad to say it, but it looks as if we’re at the end of the line as far as the Capewell Glass Negative Collection is concerned. I’m going to review my posts and the digital files just to make … Continue reading

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Some Time Later

When I was first examining the glass negatives that comprised the Capewell Collection, I wasn’t sure what or who I was looking at. The sheer number of them was overwhelming at first, and it wasn’t until I photographed them and … Continue reading

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Another Equestrian Monument

Here’s another equestrian monument shot by Westville’s John B. Capewell, and, once again, I’m at a loss as far as what and where it is. I’ll leave it’s identity up to my sharp-eyed readers.

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Man on a Path

Here’s another nature shot by John Capewell. Sadly there is no way to tell where it was taken. I’m not sure what was so special about the scene that Capewell felt compelled to shoot it. It may have been a … Continue reading

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Rapids

Here’s one that I’m guessing John Capewell shot up at Niagara Falls where he has taken his camera a number of times.

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In with the new

This looks to be one of John Capewell’s sons although I’m not sure which one. I had posted another negative from this photography session a while back. Capewell was rightly proud of his baby and aimed to capture his image … Continue reading

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Express

I don’t have a specifically Christmas themed glass negative from John Capewell, but this one with a child, a canine playmate and a toy wagon will have to do. This looks to be Capewell’s younger son Henry with the family … Continue reading

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Mom, Frosty & the Kids

A while back I had posted a number of photos of the Capewell children happily cavorting with a snowman. This plate looks to be taken a few winters after the other shots and the kids along with their mother seem … Continue reading

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Sharing a Cup

Ella and John Capewell share a cup while on a jaunt out-of-doors some time early in the twentieth century.

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Over the River and Through the Woods…

A path through the woods shot by John B. Capewell.

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Strings Attached

Here’s a shot from John Capewell’s younger days when he wanted to play around with photography, composition and odd juxtapositions. He’s included himself in the center of this oddly posed crowd as he activates his camera’s shutter with a length … Continue reading

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The Great Indoors

The Capewell Glass Negative Collection continues with a great indoor self-portrait of the photographer John Capewell who looks to have been experimenting with flash photography. He’s flanked by two ladies — John’s wife Ella on the right and a woman … Continue reading

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A Memorial or a Graveyard or Both

It’s been busy lately and I’m finding myself shoveling against the tide of time so I picked this glass negative by John Capewell to run this week without the foggiest clue as to what I’m running. I didn’t have a … Continue reading

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