You just never know what you will find in a box of glass plates, Robert. And even though there is a lot of wasted space in the negative of the family in front of the white backdrop, the high resolution of a 5x7 negative means there will be minimum image quality loss when it is cropped and enlarged to a proper dimension.
I bought a box of smaller plates last year, but just haven't gotten around to digitizing them. Took me a while to find my light table, and then I just haven't given it much thought since then. But you've reminded me now that it needs to be done. Perhaps I'll tackle them while waiting for my three and a half month backlog of films are off to be developed.
Waiting for the light