Frances Benjamin Johnston: Born January 15, 1864

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Many women, as well as men, who earned modest reputations with their camera in the 1890s, took up the craft as a hobby…
Johnston, however, took up photography as a business; it was no idle amusement for her. “I have not been able to lose sight of the pecuniary side,” she emphasized, “though for the sake of money or anything else I would never publish a photograph which fell below the standard I have set for myself.”

Frances Benjamin Johnston~ http://www.cliohistory.org/exhibits/johnston/
Photographs~ http://www.whitehousehistory.org/galleries/frances-benjamin-johnston
Library of Congress~ http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/coll/fbjchron.html

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