Heavy Industry

We’re back with another glass negative by the water shot about 100 or so years ago by John B. Capewell of Westville, New Jersey. I’m not sure where this was shot. Capewell travelled with his camera in tow, and I have negatives as far North as Niagara Falls and as far South as Virginia. I’m hoping some eagle-eyed reader out there can supply an answer or at least an educated guess. There’s no markings I can see on the building by the train tracks or the factory in the background to offer any clues.

As with all of the photographs in the Capewell Collection, I placed the 5″ x 7″ glass negative on a lightbox and shot them with a digital camera locked down on a tripod. The “processing” was done digitally on a Mac using Adobe Photoshop.

The Capewell Glass Negative Collection

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2 Responses to Heavy Industry

  1. Warren Strumpfer says:

    Could it be the power station across the Schulkyll river from University City train Station?

    The view from the Penn Towers parking garage looks surprisingly similar.

  2. Joe_Williams says:

    Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll look into that.

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