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

Edited by Frances Benjamin Johnston
Ladies Home Journal 18:8 (July 1901): 13.


Third: Frances and Mary Allen


Frances and Mary Allen, like most of their professional sisters, are women whose success in photography is the result of patient, painstaking effort. Without any special training but that of well-read women of good taste they have put character, dignity and artistic feeling into their pictures, and they stand unrivaled in their individual line of work. In that quaint, old Massachusetts town of Deerfield the Allen sisters have found a veritable mine of picturesque material. They have exploited this field chiefly in the illustration of stories of child and village life, or of histories of Colonial manners and customs.