Glass Negatives

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YOUNG COUPLE. The few surviving vintage prints from John Johnson photographs suggest that he might have intended to crop an image like this one, excluding all but the couple and a portion of his backdrop. But the full-frame negative brings the scene to life, showing his backdrop tacked against the side of a clapboard house, with an old chair to the left and a small child observing the activity from the right edge.<br />
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Photographs taken on black and white glass negatives by African American photographer(s) John Johnson and Earl McWilliams from 1910 to 1925 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Douglas Keister has 280 5x7 glass negatives taken by these photographers. Larger scans available on request.