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A PAIR OF PORCH PORTRAITS: CASUAL. (see also LB047) John Johnson's familiar "clouded" backdrop turns a porch into a studio for two portraits of a woman, one in blouse and skirt and the other with an added hat and jacket. In both, her posture rivals the straight-backed chair. Her hair is held back with a fine comb, and her crossed ankles nicely display her highly polished button shoes.<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.