Young Girl and Old Timer – The Capewell Glass Negative Collection

Here’s another of John B. Capewell’s glass negatives that he shot about 100 years ago. I don’t have any information as to the identity of this pair, but the girl appears in a number of the 200 glass negatives in my possession.

Capewell and his family lived on Broadway in Westville, New Jersey which is just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia.

Here is the entire 5″ x 7″ negative.

Little Girl and Old TimerSadly, some of these negatives are in poor shape while others have given me virtual prints better than I imagined that they could. This is one of the photographs that are somewhat worse for wear. It’s still a fascinating shot that was probably made around the same time as the other negative. I wonder if the old timer told tales of The Civil War.

Here is the glass negative as I shot it. I inverted and adjusted the levels in Photoshop.

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2 Responses to Young Girl and Old Timer – The Capewell Glass Negative Collection

  1. Ronda Bolinger says:

    Hi Joe we know this is William B Evans with his great grand daughter Ella Regina Evans she was born in 1901 and was daughter of David O Evans brother of Ella Evans Capewell. William was born in 1831 n Sassafras Maryland he died in 1908 in Philadelphia. William is my 3rd great grandfather . Thanks again for sharing. We actually have some of these original photos so seeing them in much better shape is really appreciated

  2. Joe_Williams says:

    Thank you so much for this information. It’s been a while since this series ended, but it’s gratifying to see new information filtering in. Thanks again!

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