PAIRS OF SIBLINGS. It appears that John Johnson sometimes set up his open-air "studio" and families brought their children to him. It is difficult to be certain whether this image and image LB171 were taken the same day, but they were taken on the same rug and perhaps used the same chair. Baby boys and girls were often dressed similarly, but hair ribbons were huge and hugely popular for girls only.
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.