Woman sewing. [LOC: LC-USZ-262-24326]

Women appear in many of Johnston’s portraits, and she documented many women’s activities ranging from the laying of the cornerstone of Memorial Continental Hall to the cloistered halls of a convent. Because photography meant so much to her creative life, she also encouraged other women to find self-expression through the lens.

Women in a cigar-box factory, 1910. [LOC: LC-USZ62-26131]
Women entering a factory. [LOC: LC-USZ62-24327]
Students in a Tuskegee millinery class. [LOC: LC-J694-482]