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The lantern slides of Frances Benjamin Johnston
April 13, 2012 5:42 AM   Subscribe

The handcolored garden and architectural slides of Frances Benjamin Johnston. The Library of Congress has digitized their collection of lantern slides from Frances Benjamin Johnston, one of the first prominent female photographers in America, and a master of the landscape print.
posted by OmieWise (7 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
I like the self-portrait of the photographer as New Woman, cigarette in one hand, beer stein in the other, legs crossed, ankle daringly exposed.
posted by verstegan at 5:47 AM on April 13, 2012


Here's some information about the history of lantern slides, also from the Library of Congress
posted by helicomatic at 7:25 AM on April 13, 2012


What year are these from?
posted by PigAlien at 9:32 AM on April 13, 2012


Oh, I see now where the date of creation is listed. Looks like around early 1900s.
posted by PigAlien at 9:33 AM on April 13, 2012


Thanks for the link to the self-portrait, verstegan. She certainly looks like someone I would like to meet.
posted by Idcoytco at 4:23 AM on April 14, 2012


In another of her self portraits she is posing with a large bicycle while wearing trousers and with a fake mustache.
posted by autopilot at 6:25 AM on April 14, 2012


Love these. And the self portraits are wonderful...
posted by Isadorady at 8:45 PM on April 14, 2012


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