Johnston’s was a documentary eye, often focused on the mundane, as if Johnston knew that one day others would look at her photographs to recapture the period in which she worked.

Yellowstone National Park Fording the Firehole River [LOC: LC-USZ62-40305]
Rural countryside series [LOC: LC-694-217]
Boy’s race, Washington, D.C. school series Boys on their mark at a Central High School boy's track meet. [LOC: LC-USZ62-146686]
Science Class, Washington, D.C. school series [LOC: LC-USZ62-40527]