FLORENCE JONES, KIT CARRIGER, AND A GENTLEMAN
Florence Jones (left) and Kit Carriger pose with an unidentified man before Johnson's portable backdrop. Perhaps the man was a traveler, but if the satchel is a medical bag, then he may have been Dr. Harrison A. Longdon, one of two black physicians who served Lincoln's African American community in this era. Longdon was in Lincoln from the mid 1910s to 1916, overlapping for those years with Dr. Arthur B. Moss, who served from the mid 1910s until his death in 1938. Serving a small and impoverished community was not a path to wealth--both Longdon and Moss lived in rented quarters.
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.