MAMIE GRIFFIN AT 915 U STREET, 1914. The house number 915 is clearly visible above the plumed hat of this well-dressed matron. The close-up view displays the lace detailing of her dress and the title of her book, The Wife of Monte Cristo. The book was a sequel (by a different author) to the immensely popular The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY DELEON TODD 2/22/2017: Mamie L. Griffin (wife of Edward J. Griffin) was born in 1895. According to the 1913 Lincoln City Directory, she & husband lived @ 642 N. 9th St. The 1930 U.S. Census lists Mamie as "Mayme" & the couple's address was then 2225 S. St. (Ward 8). They owned their own home. Edward (1883-1939) was a cook & railway porter. Mamie/Mayme was a homemaker. I found Mr. Griffin's grave location @ Findagrave.com. I can only assume Mamie was buried at the same location, but I haven't been able to thus far find any data confirming her death date or burial location.
Ed Zimmer 2/22/2017: She sold the S St. house to Melvin Shakespeare in 1941 and that's where I lose track of her.
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.