LEONA DEAN. Leona Dean worked as a hairdresser in the downtown shop of Minnie Davis (1862-1949), a white woman. Leona's husband, James (Jim) Dean, worked at Lincoln Country Club and is remembered for providing sought-after part-time work at the club to the men of the African American community, waiting tables at banquets. A half century after their deaths in 1958 and 1959, respectively, Leona and Jim Dean are remembered as leading members of their community.
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.