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! :)
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!
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.
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!
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.
p.s. I cashed my first paycheck at Wren’s Department Store when downtown stores were opened on Thursday nights (also Monday nights).
You are so talented and Springfield is lucky to have you. Springfield has an amazing history and your work showcases it beautifully.
Thank you very much:). I really appreciate that, Jan.
I showed this to my Grandma today and it sparked many memories, she loves the pictures. Thanks.
Hi, Nancy. Thanks for sharing the photos:). I’m glad she enjoyed them.
Nice photos. My father worked @ Robertson Can Co. from 1972-1979.He was a Tool & Dye maker.
There have been several business in the building. Elwood Meyers Co ,then Robertson Can, then Robertson Wire Products. I do not know who occupies the building in 2014.
Saw you on TV, and enjoyed your pictures!!!
Thank you for reaching out, Celia. I’m glad you liked them:)
hello Stephen, During the years 1957 through 1961 I was employed by Chakeres Theatres. you mentioned in your Springfield past photographs that the Fairbanks Theatre had a large number of seats. this was because it was a double balcony theatre. the elevated design also had a large stage. it was sinful that this beautiful ornate structure was destroyed to accommodate bank parking.
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