The Western High School Photo Album

The F. B. Johnston Photos

 

 Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952) was one of the first American women to achieve prominence as a photographer. Trained at the Académie Julian in Paris, she studied photography upon her return to Washington, D.C. in the mid-1880's and opened a professional studio circa 1890.

Among the photographs from Johnston's early career are her coverage of American world's fairs; coal mining; the White House; openings of Congress; Admiral Dewey; and Progressive era educational efforts, including a survey of Washington, D.C. schools and such minority educational institutions as the Hampton Institute and the Tuskegee Institute.

Following are a few of her photographs of Western High School that are contained in the Library of Congress.

 

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Updated October 09, 2003 10:18 AM  

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