TAILORED ELEGANCE. While the style of the ensembles worn by these two young women are quite different (see image LB213), the portraits are composed very similarly. Both portrait sessions also included second images, without the hats. The image set beside the door demonstrates John Johnson's controlled use of bright shadow, rather than direct sunlight.
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.