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Mon Grand-Père

Restoring recently acquired family photographs has been a side project of mine lately. During yesterday’s snowstorm, I worked on this photo of my grandfather, Ovila Garceau. Despite it’s age, this one was in great shape. Some minor tone and color … Continue reading

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Ma Grand-Mère

Among the family photos I’ve been sorting through is this beautiful portrait of my grandmother, Rhea Lajeunesse Garceau. From the clothing she’s wearing – it looks to have been taken in the early teens. For a one hundred year old … Continue reading

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Join The Navy, See The World!

Among my Father’s things was an envelope full of old negatives in various shapes and sizes. I plan on scanning and restoring the more interesting ones. This photo was taken in 1953, when Dad joined the Navy. Also pictured was … Continue reading

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A Quilt for Katie

Our niece Katie is going to make our family a little bit bigger next month – she’s having a baby boy! Katie is a roller derby queen who loves donuts, sriracha, and has a great sense of humor. Which will come … Continue reading

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Why So Serious?

John Capewell (the man in the middle) has taken photos similar to this before where he’s managed to include himself in a picture of his immediate family, but I’m not sure why everyone is wearing such a sour expression. It’s … Continue reading

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John Pulls the Strings

Here’s another photograph in which photographer John Capewell wanted to include himself. The string Capewell is tugging on is attached to a shutter release on the camera. His hand is slightly blurred from the motion of triggering the shot. He’s … Continue reading

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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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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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Waiting for Dinner

Those viddles aren’t going to fix themselves!

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On the Back Porch

Seated on the back porch of what I guess is the Capewell residence in Westville, NJ is the photographer John Capewell, John, Jr. and I’m guessing it’s Ella Capewell on the right.  She moved as the photographic plate was being … Continue reading

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