Weird Structure

Here’s another photograph shot about 100 or more years ago by John B. Capewell of Westville, New Jersey. I have no idea as to the locale or what the structure is although it looks like the fellow in the shot was carrying a case and stopped for a drink.

Here’s a closer look.

It looks as if there is a hole or perhaps steps leading down. I wonder if it had something to do with the similarly incongruous structure in this negative.

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.

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16 Responses to Weird Structure

  1. JT says:

    Is it an outhouse ?

    An early phone booth ?

  2. Tina says:

    The first Starbucks?

  3. JT says:

    A neanderthal rocketship ?

  4. Tina says:

    A Hooverville Teepee?

  5. JT says:

    A summer home for coneheads ?

  6. Tina says:

    Lincoln Logs: The Deluxe Set!

  7. JT says:

    An Unidentified Flying Ice Cream Cone that crashed into the Capewell Collection while attempting to land in Roswell.

  8. Tina says:

    An Abercrombie and Fitch dressing room.

  9. JT says:

    The portal to a nihilist’s dreams.

  10. JT says:

    And, what happened to the math quizzes ?

    I went out and bought a brand new abacus .

  11. Tina says:

    I got rid of it because you complained about it! Hope you kept your receipt. (BTW, I still have my abacus!)

  12. JT says:

    I wasn’t really complaining; I only had to take my shoes off a coupla times.

  13. JT says:

    I got it ! This structure was a movie set !

    It was Richard Dreyfus’s first flick !

  14. Tina says:

    I’ll have to watch “Valley of the Dolls” again to be sure. I’ll get back to you!

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