Photographer John Johnson used the big double doors of an outbuilding-perhaps the frame barn he built in his back yard in 1908-to frame this image in which he tested his creativity and experimented with a double exposure. The six figures are three people photographed twice. His wife Odessa stands at right and sits in the center of the group.
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.