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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Reverso: 1890

Reverso: 1890

Circa 1890. "Frances Benjamin Johnston (right), full-length self-portrait dressed as a man with false mustache," posed with two similarly cross-dressing friends. The "lady" is a gent identified in a few other FBJ photos as the illustrator Mills Thompson. Albumen print by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Pharm Noir: 1921

Pharm Noir: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "People's Drug Store, Seventh & K, night." With a lurid display of "trusses and rubber goods." National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Outfall: 1936

Outfall: 1936

September 1936. "Pittsburgh waterfront, Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers." Medium format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA. View full size.

 

Incognito: 1890

Incognito: 1890

Circa 1890. "Frances Benjamin Johnston, self-portrait, dressed as a man with false mustache." The Washington, D.C., photographer was one of the first women to rise to prominence in the profession. Albumen print. View full size.

 

Emerson and Orme: 1926

Emerson and Orme: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Buick Motor Co. Emerson & Orme garage, M Street." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Chevrolet City: 1922

Chevrolet City: 1922

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "Barry-Pate Motor Co., Chevrolet, 2525 Sherman Avenue." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Ring: 1915

The Ring: 1915

Circa 1915. "Four dancing figures." Gelatin silver print by the pioneering Washington, D.C., photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 
 
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