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The Return of the Peculiar Trio

Last week, I presented a photograph by John Capewell of a well-dressed trio situated oddly in an incongruous setting. This week , our peculiar trio is back in yet another strange setting.

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A Cousin Among the Corn

This is an as yet identified girl that shows up in quite a few of the glass negatives shot by John Capewell. When I was first examining the photos, I assumed that she was Capewell’s daughter, but records indicate that … 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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You Are What You Eat!

In keeping with our farm theme, I have John Capewell’s unintended sequel to last week’s post of butchered hogs. It appears that Capewell took two exposures of the pigs and left the second plate in the camera when he shot … Continue reading

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The Ignominious End of the Three Little Pigs

Here’s another farm image shot by John Capewell of Westville, NJ from early in the 20th century. I apologize to my more sensitive readers for this grisly image, but this was and is a fact of life for farmers. Just … Continue reading

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Two Deer

Here’s another glass negative with a farm or livestock theme shot by John B. Capewell some time early in the 20th century. Capewell and his family lived in Westville, New Jersey which had farms at the time. At first, I … Continue reading

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A Goat in the Garden State

At one time, Westville, New Jersey and much of South Jersey had farms complete with livestock like the beast above. John B. Capewell who resided in Westville must have been so impressed by this goat that he chased after his … Continue reading

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John and the Fellows

Here’s a picture of John B. Capewell standing in the back on the left with a couple of unidentified men and boys. I’m assuming that they are standing in front of a barn or a stable and it looks like … 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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Tending the Crops

John B. Capewell’s brother owned a farm in Westville, NJ, and this looks to be it. The long lanky fellow on the left is John’s brother. I don’t know who the fellow is on the right.

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