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Bowler Hats and Ben-Hur Scrap

John B. Capewell of Westville, NJ is back with a couple of the lads loafing in a wooded area this time. John in the middle is a blur of motion as he triggers his camera’s shutter with a string. The … Continue reading

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Found! A Print from The Capewell Glass Negative Collection!

Through some internet detective work, we have uncovered another piece of the puzzle in the mystery of the Capewell Glass Negative Collection. The man seated to the left of the photo next to John B. Capewell on the right is … Continue reading

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Dad, Mom and The Capewell Kids

Thanks to James Bessing, Sr. and his research into census records, I have added another piece to the puzzle of who may be who in these glass negatives.

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Informal Family Portrait in the Yard – The Capewell Glass Negative Collection

Mr and Mrs Capewell. John and Ella.

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The Capewell Glass Negative Collection – Baby in a Lodgepole Chair

This one is for Bill Bryan who admired the lodgepole chair in last week’s photograph of the Capewell Boys. John B Capewell, the photographer, must have really liked this chair since it is featured in a number of these glass … Continue reading

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The Capewell Boys

Here’s a shot of Henry and John, Jr, sons of the photographer John B Capewell of Westville, NJ. Henry on the left was born in 1908 giving a rough idea as to the age of these photographs. This is one … Continue reading

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Mystery of the Ghost Boy Solved!

We’re back again with another negative from the collection of 200 glass negatives shot by John B Capewell of Westville, NJ about 100 years ago. This is a follow-up to last week’s post featuring a ghostly figure in front of … Continue reading

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The Return of Frosty and The Mystery of the Ghost Boy

Frosty the Snowman promised he would be back again one day, and here he is! He’s returned from his bitter fate at the receiving end of a firing squad and was reformed to enjoy another wintry day in the Southern … Continue reading

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The Capewell Glass Negative Collection – The Swift Trial and Severe Punishment of Frosty the Snowman

Today I continue posting a collection of glass negatives from 100 or so years ago. There’s about 200 5″ x 7″ glass negatives, and from what I’ve been able to determine so far, they were shot by John B. Capewell … Continue reading

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The Capewell Glass Negative Collection – Meet The Capewells!

Here are the Capewells in a strangely stiff family portrait. From left to right, we have John, Jr., Ella, Henry O and standing in the background is the photographer responsible for these negatives, John B. Capewell. My guess is that … Continue reading

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