Glass Negatives

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Note: also see image LB074 this image is FLIPPED!<br />
MATRON AND CHILDREN. Hopefully, someday a descendant of this family will view these images and reveal their subjects based on family history and heirloom photographs. Until then, observation and imagination fill the blanks. The middle child peers curiously through the screen door as a grandmother stands alone for her portrait. In the second picture, the three children join her for a group portrait, with their simple white dresses contrasting sharply with her fancy, long black dress and the dark backdrop. The babe-in-arms never has hair ribbons in any of these portraits, identifying him as the little brother.<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.