Tag Archives: 1900-1910

Another Book, Another Woman

Here’s another in a series of interior shots photographed by John Capewell. This looks to be the same camera set-up, wicker chair and vase of flowers as the picture from last week, but the woman is different.

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Elijah Wood, Time Traveler

When I was originally sorting through these glass negatives, I was struck by this young man’s resemblance to actor Elijah Wood. If you’re not familiar with Wood, he is best known for playing the character Frodo in the Lord of … Continue reading

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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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Up a Tree

Here’s a photograph by John B. Capewell of an unidentified but adorable moppet perched in a tree. Capewell’s subject did not appear to be really happy with the whole prospect.

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Train Wreck

This looks to be the aftermath of a derailment that took place somewhere near where John B. Capewell used to reside. Something as unique and exciting as a train wreck was not going to escape our photographer’s lens! Sadly, there … Continue reading

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Good Doggie

John B. Capewell shot a number of photographs of his family in front of this corn field which was probably in Westville, New Jersey where the Capewells resided. Back then New Jersey lived up to it’s name of The Garden … 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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The Shaggy Professor

It looks like our photographer, John B. Capewell of Westville, New Jersey, was having a bit of fun with the family dog while practicing his studio technique.

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The Carpenters

These fellows don’t look like Capewell or any one of his relatives, but they may have been doing work on his house in Southern New Jersey. Unlike the subjects in last week’s post, these guys are smiling. They must be … Continue reading

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Smile for the Camera…Oh, never mind.

I’m guessing, but this looks to be John B. Capewell’s brother-in-law, niece who showed up in last week’s photo and sister. It looks like they’re shot in the same room as last week’s shot only this trio is a little … Continue reading

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