Springfield, Ohio: A Glimpse of the Past


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9 Responses to Springfield, Ohio: A Glimpse of the Past

  1. Jess Brown (eh, Tony's wife) says:

    Hey Stephen; this was my first time looking at your site…really, really nice work! Two things:

    1) My favorite cinemagraphs were the skateboarders; I liked the fact that the things that should be in motion (the skateboarders) were still, and the things that should have been stationary (the concrete fountains) had movement.

    2) Have you sent your News-Sun photograph to the paper? I would think they’d be interested in publishing it, maybe?

    Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. John says:

    Hi Stephen,

    I just wanted to say I really enjoyed your photographs. I just finished up 4 years at Wittenberg and have an interest in old buildings/history, and found your photographs very interesting.

    I have a question for you though, do you have any idea what the building behind the Cromwell-Collier building (abandoned factory on the corner of West Main Street and N Wittenberg Ave.) was?

    If so, I’d be interested to find out what it was.

    All the best!

    • Stephen Mertens says:

      Thanks! I’m glad you liked them. I believe the company that used to operate that factory across from Crowell Collier was called the Robertson Can Company. I’m not 100% sure but I think they made cans and other metal goods.

  3. Hey Stephen,

    Thanks for your comments on my Historical Photomerges (many seen here: http://finephotographics.com/category/tourism-photo-editing/) which are so close to your “Glimpse from the Past” series.

    Our process looks very similar and glad someone else out there can appreciate how challenging this can be including getting the angle and lighting right on the current photo.

    Keep up the great work!

    -Mark

  4. Kathleen says:

    Stephen,
    I stumbled across this via genealogy and I must say it is brilliant the merging you have displayed of my hometown. Seeing the 37 pictures sure flooded my memory gates. Thanks so much for a stroll down memory lane.
    Kathy,
    p.s. I cashed my first paycheck at Wren’s Department Store when downtown stores were opened on Thursday nights (also Monday nights).

  5. Jan Neher says:

    You are so talented and Springfield is lucky to have you. Springfield has an amazing history and your work showcases it beautifully.

  6. Nancy Fraley says:

    I showed this to my Grandma today and it sparked many memories, she loves the pictures. Thanks.

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