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DOUBLE PORTRAIT. Clearly John Johnson had access to the kind of negative holder that exposed two separate images on a single glass plate, but his surviving negatives suggest he seldom used it. Here he captured two effective portraits of a young woman on the porch of a concrete-block house. She is probably Dorothy Loving, who married Clayton Lewis (1903-1967) around 1924. They were both Lincoln High School graduates, and she was an active member of Quinn Chapel.<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.