PRINCE HALL MASON. Lincoln's African American community had an organized Masonic lodge by the 1880s, and various Masonic organizations remained active among both men and women throughout the 20th century. This man prominently displays a Masonic emblem.
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.