Frances Benjamin Johnston

Prune Wafers, the Modern Fruit Laxative: 1898

Prune Wafers, the Modern Fruit Laxative: 1898

Window display of Hurlebaus' Drug Store, featuring California Prune Wafers, Irving's Dyspepsia Tablets, True Blood Tonic, and a chubby little baby selling something that I can't make out. Photo taken in late 1890s by photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston. LOC original medium: photographic print.

Frances With Her Friend: 1950

Frances With Her Friend: 1950

Photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston, holding a very large camera, 1950. LOC original medium: gelatin silver photographic print.

Weaving Rugs at Hampton Institute: 1900

Weaving Rugs at Hampton Institute: 1900

African American women students weaving a rug in home economics class at Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia. Photo taken ca. 1900 by photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston. LOC original medium: photographic print.

Naval Academy Training Submarine: 1902

Naval Academy Training Submarine: 1902

U.S. Naval Academy cadets going aboard a training submarine, Annapolis, Maryland. Photo taken ca. 1902 by photographer Frances Banjamin Johnston. LOC original medium: photographic print.

New Orleans Barbershop: 1930s

New Orleans Barbershop: 1930s

Gallier House, 1132-1134 Royal Street, New Orleans, Orleans County, Louisiana. Photo of barber poles and balcony ironwork taken between 1930 and 1939 by photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston. LOC original medium: 8" x 10" safety film negative.

Tooth Decay

Tooth Decay

Ruins of Sugar Mill, New Symrna, Volusia County, Florida. Photo taken between 1926 and 1944 by Frances Benjamin Johnston. LOC original medium: safety film negative.

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