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I’m sad to say it, but it looks as if we’re at the end of the line as far as the Capewell Glass Negative Collection is concerned. I’m going to review my posts and the digital files just to make … Continue reading
When I was first examining the glass negatives that comprised the Capewell Collection, I wasn’t sure what or who I was looking at. The sheer number of them was overwhelming at first, and it wasn’t until I photographed them and … Continue reading
Here’s another equestrian monument shot by Westville’s John B. Capewell, and, once again, I’m at a loss as far as what and where it is. I’ll leave it’s identity up to my sharp-eyed readers.
Here’s another nature shot by John Capewell. Sadly there is no way to tell where it was taken. I’m not sure what was so special about the scene that Capewell felt compelled to shoot it. It may have been a … Continue reading
This looks to be one of John Capewell’s sons although I’m not sure which one. I had posted another negative from this photography session a while back. Capewell was rightly proud of his baby and aimed to capture his image … Continue reading
I don’t have a specifically Christmas themed glass negative from John Capewell, but this one with a child, a canine playmate and a toy wagon will have to do. This looks to be Capewell’s younger son Henry with the family … Continue reading
A while back I had posted a number of photos of the Capewell children happily cavorting with a snowman. This plate looks to be taken a few winters after the other shots and the kids along with their mother seem … Continue reading
Ella and John Capewell share a cup while on a jaunt out-of-doors some time early in the twentieth century.
A path through the woods shot by John B. Capewell.
Here’s a shot from John Capewell’s younger days when he wanted to play around with photography, composition and odd juxtapositions. He’s included himself in the center of this oddly posed crowd as he activates his camera’s shutter with a length … Continue reading
The Capewell Glass Negative Collection continues with a great indoor self-portrait of the photographer John Capewell who looks to have been experimenting with flash photography. He’s flanked by two ladies — John’s wife Ella on the right and a woman … Continue reading
It’s been busy lately and I’m finding myself shoveling against the tide of time so I picked this glass negative by John Capewell to run this week without the foggiest clue as to what I’m running. I didn’t have a … Continue reading
Yes, I know I’ve gotten plenty of mileage out of the Children of the Corn joke, but it’s almost Halloween and photographer John Capewell used this field of corn as a backdrop for a number of his photographs.