Kansas City Star Article: “Rare photo collection depicts Midwest African-American life in early 1900s”

by Bill Graham


“A boy in fine knickers and women in ankle-length dresses tell of a time long gone.

But the compelling eyes and the faces are timeless.

They are visions of an African-American community that might have been lost.

But a sleuthing photo curator discovered a master photographer’s work on haunting glass plate negatives taken in Lincoln, Neb.

“Recovered Views: African American Portraits, 1912-1925” opened Saturday for public viewing at the Jesse James Farm and Museum near Kearney.”

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