Waiting for Dinner

Those viddles aren’t going to fix themselves!

This is one of a series of odd, indoor photos that John B. Capewell of Westville, New Jersey took indoors. I’m assuming he’s using some sort of flash to expose his glass negative. I’m wondering if he got a sudden urge to test out his photographic equipment and gathered whomever he could get to make the shot. Nobody bothered neatening themselves up. It’s more come as you are.

Here is the entire 7″ x 5″ glass plate:
The woman on the left is in a number of these glass negatives . I assume she was Capewell’s Mother-in-law. Next to her is John B. Capewell who didn’t bother running a comb through his hair. Next to John is a little girl that is in a number of these shots as well. I assume she is a niece since I only have records of our photographer having two sons. On the right is John’s wife Ella.

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

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3 Responses to Waiting for Dinner

  1. Nancy Durant says:

    They are close to sporting the McKayla Maroney “not impressed” look! They just need to twist their mouths, but their crossed arms are spot on. I love this photo!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Joe_Williams says:

    Thanks, Nancy! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  3. Tina says:

    And it looks like Ella (the woman on the right) is giving a mean side eye.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!!

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