Sources by and about Frances Benjamin Johnston

By Frances Benjamin Johnston

“Uncle Sam's Money,” Demorest’s Family Magazine, Dec. 1889–Jan. 1890
“Story on the White House” Demorest’s Family Magazine, May–June 1890
“Some Homes Under the Administration,” Demorest’s Family Magazine, July–Dec. 1890
“Through the Coal Country with a Camera,” Demorest’s Family Magazine, March 1892
“The Evolution of a Great Exposition,” Demorest’s Family Magazine, April 1892
“Mammoth Cave by Flashlight,” Demorest’s Family Magazine, June 1892
“From the Depths of a Crystallized Sea,” Demorest’s Family Magazine, Feb. 1893
“The Foreign Legations at Washington,” Demorest’s Family Magazine, Apr.–July 1893
“A Day at Niagara,” Demorest’s Family Magazine, Aug. 1893
“Diplomatic Marriage,” Harper's Weekly, 7 April 1894
“Students in the Art of War,” Illustrated American, 23 June 1894
“Uncle Sam as Stamp-Maker,” Harper's Round Table, 11 June 1895
“Small White House Orchids,” Demorest’s Family Magazine, June 1895
“The New Tenants of the White House,” Ladies' Home Journal, Oct. 1897
What a Woman Can Do with a Camera,” Ladies' Home Journal, Sept. 1897
Foremost Women Photographers—Gertrude Käsebier Ladies' Home Journal, May 1901
Foremost Women Photographers—Mathilde Weil Ladies' Home Journal, June 1901
Foremost Women Photographers—Frances and Mary Allen Ladies' Home Journal, July 1901
Foremost Women Photographers—Emma J. Farnsworth Ladies' Home Journal, Aug. 1901
Foremost Women Photographers—Eva Watson Schültze Ladies' Home Journal, Oct. 1901
Foremost Women Photographers—Zaida Ben-Yûsuf Ladies' Home Journal, Nov. 1901
Foremost Women Photographers—Elizabeth Brownell Ladies' Home Journal, Jan. 1902
“Eagle’s Perch Abroad,” Harper’s Weekly, 18 May 1907
“Dobe Trophy House,” Country Life, August 1919

About Francis Benjamin Johnston

Verna Posever Curtis, “Frances Benjamin Johnston in 1900: Staking the Sisterhood’s Claim in American Photography,” in Ambassadors of Progress: American Women Photographers in Paris, 1900-1901, ed. Browyn A.E. Griffith (Giverny, France: Musée d’Art Américain Giverny, 2001).

Constance W. Glenn and Leland Rice, eds., Frances Benjamin Johnston: Women of Class and Distinction. Introduction by Anne E. Peterson. (Long Beach, CA: California State University. The Art Museum and Gallery, 1979). A 96 page exhibition catalog.

James Guimond, “Frances Johnston’s Hampton Album: A White Dream for Black People,” American Photography and the American Dream (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1991).

Gillian Greenhill Hannum, “Frances Benjamin Johnston: Promoting Women Photographers in The Ladies' Home Journal.” Nineteenth Century, 24:2 (Fall 2004), 22-29.  Reprint courtesy of Nineteenth Century, the Magazine of the Victorian Society in America.

Lincoln Kirstein, ed., The Hampton Album (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1966).

Jeanne M. Przyblyski, “American Visions at the Paris Exposition 1900: Another Look at Frances Benjamin Johnston’s Hampton Photographs,” Art Journal 57:3 (Fall 1998).

Naomi Rosenblum, A History of Women Photographers (New York, Abbeville Press, 1994).

Laura Wexler, “Black and White and Color: American Photographs at the Turn of the Century.” Prospects: An Annual of American Cultural Studies, 13 (1988): 341-390.

Laura Wexler, Tender Violence: Domestic Visions in an Age of U.S. Imperialism (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000).

Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Gardens and Historic Houses. An exhibit which includes Johnston's later work in landscape and architectural photography.