Glass Negatives

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The screen door is propped open with a rock, and a rug has been pulled across the threshold, transforming a simple doorway into a contrasting dark frame for a portrait of a woman in gleaming white. Like most of the photographs in the collection the attention to detail, the composition and the knowledge of shadow and light show a craftsman at work. This photograph is "made" rather than "taken".<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.