Frissell, Toni, 1907-1988

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Photographer. Full name: Antoinette Montgomery Frissell Bacon (Mrs. Francis McNeill Bacon)

From the description of Toni Frissell correspondence, circa 1953. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980812

Biographical Note

  • 1907, March 10: Born, New York, N.Y
  • 1925: Graduated from Miss Porter's School, Farmington, Conn.
  • 1927 - 1930 : Actress, toured with Max Reinhardt's companies in United States and Europe
  • 1930 - 1931 : Caption writer, Vogue magazine, New York, N.Y.
  • 1931: First published photographs appear in Town and Country magazine
  • 1931 - 1942 : Fashion photographer, Vogue magazine
  • 1932: Married Francis McNeill Bacon III
  • 1941 - 1945 : Photographer for the American Red Cross, Women's Army Corps, U.S. Air Force, and the Office of War Information, United States and Europe
  • 1942 - 1967 : Freelance photographer, Harper's Bazaar, Life, Look, Vogue, and Sports Illustrated magazines
  • 1944: Photo illustrations published in A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson. New York: U. S. Camera Publishing Corp.
  • 1946: Photo illustrations published in The Happy Island by Sally Woodall Lee. New York: T. J. Maloney
  • 1948: Published Toni Frissell's Mother Goose. New York: Harper
  • 1953: First woman photographer hired by Sports Illustrated
  • 1970: Donated photographic archive to the Library of Congress
  • 1975: Published King Ranch 1939-1944: A Photographic Essay. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Morgan & Morgan
  • 1988, April 17: Died, Saint James, N.Y.

From the guide to the Toni Frissell Papers, 1931-1975, (bulk 1941-1970), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Frissell, Toni, 1907-1988 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Frissell, Toni, 1907-1988. Toni Frissell correspondence, circa 1953. Library of Congress
creatorOf FRISSELL, TONI. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Toni Frissell Papers, 1931-1975, (bulk 1941-1970) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Record of photographers and models in Vogue, 1939-1940. Fashion Institute of Technology Library, Gladys Marcus Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith American National Red Cross. corporateBody
associatedWith Astor family. family
correspondedWith Churchill, Clementine, 1885-1977 person
associatedWith Churchill family. family
associatedWith Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965 person
associatedWith Kennedy family. family
associatedWith Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 person
associatedWith Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963. person
associatedWith Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994. person
correspondedWith Snow, Carmel, 1890-1961 person
associatedWith United States. Office of War Information. corporateBody
associatedWith Vanderbilt family. family
correspondedWith Vanderbilt, Gloria, 1924- person
correspondedWith Vreeland, Diana person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Wedding photography
World War, 1939-1945--Photography
World War, 1939-1945--Civilian relief
Photography of sports
War photography
Outdoor photography
Fashion photography
World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda


Birth 1907-03-10

Death 1988-04-17




Ark ID: w6w11v39

SNAC ID: 60390275