Proper GOD goodolddays_belowtitle

Check Out These Images of America from One Of the Earliest Female Photographers

Born in 1864, Frances Benjamin Johnston became one of the first female photographers to make a name for herself in the industry. Though her work was largely forgotten for decades, Johnston’s body of work speaks for itself and has once again been “discovered.” Considered a bit bohemian, she walked the line between professional and artist. Just the fact that she was a woman who took photos for a living was a radical notion. In a lucky turn of events she was given, by a close family friend, George Eastman, of the Eastman Kodak company, her first camera.

Frances Benjamin Johnston the first successful female photographer

Self-portrait of Frances Benjamin Johnston in 1896. Via/ Library of Congress

Frances Benjamin Johnston the first successful female photographer

Susan B. Anthony portrait by Johnston circa 1900. Via/ Library of Congress

Frances Benjamin Johnston the first successful female photographer

President McKinley and his cabinet. Via/ Library of Congress

Click “Next Page” to see the rest of these historic photographs!

RevContent
Proper GOD goodolddays_belowcontent