MOTHER MARGARET JOHNSON. Margaret Johnson was born in Mississippi in 1854, probably in slavery, and died in Lincoln in 1926. After her husband, Harrison, died in 1900, she lived with her son, John (1879-1953). His wife, Odessa, joined the household upon their marriage in 1918. Ruth Folley remembered Margaret as a small, prim woman who rode to church ramrod-straight in John's horse-drawn wagon.
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.