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Mama and the Boys

When I first came into possession of the 200 negatives that comprise the Capewell Glass Negative Collection, I knew next to nothing about them or who the people were in the photographs. As time went on, I assembled evidence sometimes … Continue reading

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The Boys of Summer

I guess one of the appeals of baseball is that it never changes. It’s always been balls, bats, bases and mitts.

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The Jersey Shore – The Swimsuit Edition

Capewell and company are back down at the Jersey Shore although this time it looks like they are more appropriately dressed for the weather and the water.

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The Jersey Shore…Again

I often wonder about the beginnings of clichés. Who started them? Who thought them up before they became cliché? If photographing people seated on the side of the lifeguard’s boat at the shore was a cliché at the time that John … Continue reading

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The Jersey Shore

This week’s post from The Capewell Glass Negative Collection finds our photographer John Capewell of Westville, New Jersey seated on the beach of Atlantic City with some friends and/or family members some time very early in the Twentieth Century. Capewell … Continue reading

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John & Ella Newly Married

Here’s a picture of the photographer John Capewell of Westville, New Jersey sitting with his wife Ella in the shade of a tree. John and Ella look very young in this picture compared to others in the collection. I assumed … Continue reading

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Whillie Batt & Mark Anthony Capewell

Pictured above is Whillie Batt and Mark Anthony Capewell, parents of John Batt Capewell of Westville, New Jersey. It looks like John set Mom and Dad up in a lodgepole love seat for a semi-formal portrait outdoors more than a … Continue reading

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