Hansen: Century-old photos of Lincoln African-Americans headed to Smithsonian
This image from one of Doug Keister's glass plate negatives shows Mamie Griffin, who worked as a cook. In 1914, she lived at 915 U St. in Lincoln with her husband, Edward, a waiter at the Lincoln Hotel. She holds a romance novel of the time, “The Wife of Monte Cristo.” A close look shows her hairstyle matches that of the woman on the cover.
Posted: Friday, February 15, 2013 12:00 am
Doug thought about tossing them into a trash can so many times.
The shoeboxes stuffed with hundreds of century-old photo negatives were heavy, hard to lug around. They took up valuable space in his basement, and they proved difficult to print. Mostly, he couldn't see why they mattered.
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