This woman standing in front of the Shipman house at 851 University Avenue, proudly displaying her sheepskin jacket may be Clara Shipman (1868-1919) who was born in West Virginia. The photograph is brilliantly rendered. The composition and the woman's expression are studies in authority.
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.