MANILLA JEWETT IN SHIRTDRESS. The continued popularity of the shirtdress gives this young woman a modern air, as does her direct and confident gaze.
Manilla was a Lincoln High graduate and worked as a theater usher.
ADDED BY STAN SCHMUNK 3/6/2017: In 1921 she married a young AME pastor. They served in Duluth, Council Bluffs and Cedar Rapids, where she passed. She had a tremendous ministry of correspondence with our service men and obviously loved the Lord very much. She was born in an Iowa coal mining town and raised in the uniquely integrated coal mining town of Buxton, Iowa. Her dad, Alfred, died in 1905 and her mom a few years later. By 1917 she had arrived in Lincoln and was her school's participant in the state spelling bee. She was quite a lady!!
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.