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Frances Benjamin Johnston: Self-portrait with false moustache and penny-farthing, ca. 1890 by trialsanderrors on Flickr.


Frances Benjamin Johnston, full-length self-portrait dressed as a man with false mustache, posed with bicycle, facing left. Albumen print (sepia tone added), between 1880 and 1900.

From the Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection at the Library of Congress
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Frances Benjamin Johnston self-portrait, 1896 by trialsanderrors on Flickr.


Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952), photographer, full-length portrait, seated in front of fireplace, facing left, holding cigarette in one hand and a beer stein in the other, in her Washington, D.C. studio. Self-portrait, 1896.

After posting the first few pictures by Fannie Johnston I wanted to resolve any ambiguity about whether the name is male or female… From Wikipedia: Johnston also photographed the famous American heiress and literary salon socialite Natalie Barney in Paris but perhaps her most famous work is her self portrait of the liberated ‘New Woman’, petticoats showing and beer stein in hand. Johnston was a constant advocate for the role of women in the burgeoning art of photography. The Ladies Home Journal published Johnston’s article “What a Woman Can Do With a Camera” in 1897 and she curated an exhibition of photographs by twenty-eight women photographers at the 1900 Paris Exposition. She traveled widely in her thirties, taking a wide range of documentary and artistic photographs of coal miners, iron workers, women in New England’s mills and sailors being tattooed on board ship as well as her society commissions.

From the Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection at the Library of Congress
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Alice Roosevelt Longworth by Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1903 by trialsanderrors on Flickr.


Alice Roosevelt Longworth, full-length portrait, standing, facing left, by Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1903.

From the Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection at the Library of Congress
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