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Monster Storm

According to the local weather channels, there is a “monster snow storm” headed our way. Salt was purchased, boots are lined up at the door, and the fridge is stocked. Plywood is resting up for the arduous task of sitting … Continue reading

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The Blizzard of 2016

It was everything the weather forecasters predicted, and more! A big dump of snow on the City of Philadelphia, has pretty much shut down public transit except for subway travel. More photos after the cut. 

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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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Death Wish

Because it’s better to look good than have an unbroken coccyx.

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Keeping Warm on 9th Street

Workers in the Italian Market stoking the fire barrels to keep warm.

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Industrial Snowflake

Spied on the side of a big box store in South Philadelphia.

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Sleigh Ride

Here’s a snowy self portrait of John B. Capewell along with an unidentified companion seated in a sleigh. Capewell is seated on the right. It looks like the photographer set up his camera, hopped back in the sleigh and is … Continue reading

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Last Night on Pembroke Avenue

This is the scene last night on Pembroke Avenue as I waited for the bus headed to 69th Street. Usually potential snow events are treated as if the apocalypse loomed by the local media. I didn’t notice any Chicken Littles … Continue reading

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Snow Plough

Here’s a photograph John B. Capewell made of a cold and snowy Winter’s day about 100 or years ago or so. Back then a plough served two purposes. It mainly ploughed farm fields which were plentiful in New Jersey at … Continue reading

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Snowy Landscape

Some of the glass negatives in The Capewell Glass Negative Collection have contained enough information that the time and place could be ascertained. Others, like the one above, are anybody’s guess.

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Snow Baby

 

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Mystery of the Ghost Boy Solved!

We’re back again with another negative from the collection of 200 glass negatives shot by John B Capewell of Westville, NJ about 100 years ago. This is a follow-up to last week’s post featuring a ghostly figure in front of … Continue reading

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The Return of Frosty and The Mystery of the Ghost Boy

Frosty the Snowman promised he would be back again one day, and here he is! He’s returned from his bitter fate at the receiving end of a firing squad and was reformed to enjoy another wintry day in the Southern … Continue reading

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The Capewell Glass Negative Collection – Snowy Self-Portraits

Here are a couple more negatives from The Capewell Glass Negative Collection which were shot about a 100 years ago. We’re continuing with our winter theme, and this time, I’ve chosen a couple of self-portraits of the photographer, John B … Continue reading

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