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DAKOTA TALBERT AND FRIEND. Dakota Talbert was born in Fort Scott, Kansas, and came to Lincoln with his family in 1913. He served in the army in the 806th Pioneer Infantry in France during World War I. He returned to New York on July 7, 1919.His uniform featured a hat very much like this one. The concrete wall may be part of a bridge crossing Antelope Creek at Sixteenth or Seventeenth Street, north of the university campus. His sister identified the young man seated with Talbert as most likely his friend Vernon Howard. Talbert worked as an elevator operator, shoe shiner, driver, and cook in Lincoln and Omaha restaurants. His address in 1921 was listed as 2000 L Street. An infant son died there on August 21, 1921.<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.