ON THE POSING PORCH. On the same porch where Leona Dean posed in black with a distant gaze, this lady in a crisp white dress peers directly at the camera. She may be Grace Stanley, who lived a few blocks away from the Deans with her husband, Augustus Stanley. He worked as a waiter and a janitor, then with Grace opened a restaurant, barbershop, and beauty parlor at 238 North Ninth Street near the Lincoln post office. Grace was active at Quinn Chapel as president of the Treble Clef Club.
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.