A Series of Picture Pages Showing What American Women Have Done with the Camera

Edited by Frances Benjamin Johnston
Ladies’ Home Journal 19:2 (January 1902): 1.


Seventh Article: Elizabeth Brownell


A comparatively new worker in photography, Mrs. Brownell is meeting with great success in the rich but hitherto almost untouched field of the art as applied to book illustration. Among the children of the poor she has found her most effective material, and with a sympathetic touch she fills her studies with much of the poetic pathos which is frequently the attribute of humble lives. Mrs. Brownell’s photographs are the result of patient study. Her models are often first sketched in pencil for composition, and they are always carefully trained both for pose and expression.