Johnston, Francis Benjamin, 1864-1852

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  • 1866, Jan. 15: Born, Grafton, W.Va.
  • 1883: Graduated, Notre Dame of Maryland Collegiate Division, Govanstown, Md.
  • 1883 - 1885 : Student, Julien Art Academy, Paris, France
  • 1885 - 1888 : Student, Art Students' League (predecessor of Corcoran School of Art), Washington, D.C.
  • 1889: Received first camera as gift from George Eastman of Kodak Corp.
  • 1890: Student, photographic laboratory, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • 1891 - 1913 : Active in photographing Washington society and government officials
  • 1900: Awarded gold medal for work depicting American public school systems, Paris Exposition, Paris, France
  • 1909: Received first architectural commission photographing the New Theater, New York, N.Y.
  • 1913 - 1917 : In partnership with Mattie Edwards Hewitt, New York, N.Y.
  • 1925: Toured Europe and the Middle East, photographing gardens, castles, chateaux
  • 1930: Donated negatives from first architectural survey to Library of Congress, helping form nucleus of Pictorial Archives of Early American Architecture
  • 1933: Awarded first of seven consecutive grants from Carnegie Corp. to photograph colonial architecture in nine Southern States
  • 1941: Published The Early Architecture of North Carolina. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press
  • 1945: Made honorary member of the American Institute of Architects
  • 1947: Major exhibit at Library of Congress
  • 1952, May 16: Died, New Orleans, La.

From the guide to the Frances Benjamin Johnston Papers, 1855-1956, (bulk 1890-1945), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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creatorOf Frances Benjamin Johnston Papers, 1855-1956, (bulk 1890-1945) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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correspondedWith Adams, Henry, 1838-1918 person
correspondedWith Allen, Nellie person
correspondedWith Bain, George Grantham, 1865-1944 person
correspondedWith Berg, Charles I., 1856-1926 person
correspondedWith Bok, Edward William, 1863-1930 person
correspondedWith Bottomley, William Lawrence, 1883-1951 person
correspondedWith Branch, Zelda person
correspondedWith Brock, H. I. (Henry Irving), 1876-1961 person
correspondedWith Cameron, Elizabeth, 1857-1944 person
correspondedWith Campbell, Edmund S. (Edmund Schureman), 1884-1950 person
correspondedWith Carman, Bliss, 1861-1929 person
correspondedWith Chamberlin, Jo Hubbard person
correspondedWith Cleveland, Frances Folsom, 1864-1947 person
correspondedWith Cortelyou, George B. (George Bruce), 1862-1940 person
correspondedWith Cret, Paul Philippe, 1876-1945 person
correspondedWith Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 person
correspondedWith Eastman, George, 1854-1932 person
associatedWith Exposition universelle internationale de 1900 (Paris, France) corporateBody
correspondedWith Frissell, Hollis Burke, 1851-1917 person
correspondedWith Gay, Walter, 1856-1937 person
associatedWith Hagan, Cornelia Benjamin. person
correspondedWith Hearst, Phoebe Apperson, 1842-1919 person
associatedWith Hewitt, Mattie Edwards, 1869-1956 person
correspondedWith Hinton, A. Horsley (Alfred Horsley), 1863-1908 person
correspondedWith Holland, Leicester Bodine, 1882-1952 person
correspondedWith Hornblower, Joseph C. (Joseph Coerten), 1848-1908 person
correspondedWith Johnson, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1856-1921 person
associatedWith Johnston, Frances Antoinette Benjamin. person
associatedWith Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952 person
correspondedWith Käsebier, Gertrude, 1852-1934 person
correspondedWith Keppel, Frederick P. (Frederick Paul), 1875-1943 person
correspondedWith Kindler, Hans, 1892-1949 person
correspondedWith Laughlin, Clara E. (Clara Elizabeth), 1873-1941 person
correspondedWith Leland, Waldo Gifford, 1879-1966 person
associatedWith Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : St. Louis, Mo.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Lumière, Antoine, 1842-1911 person
correspondedWith Marshall, James Rush, 1851-1927 person
correspondedWith McKim, Charles Follen, 1847-1909 person
correspondedWith Merriam, John C. (John Campbell), 1869-1945 person
correspondedWith Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949 person
correspondedWith Moore, Charles, 1855-1942 person
correspondedWith Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903 person
associatedWith Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Patterson, Augusta Owen person
correspondedWith Penfield, Edward, 1866-1925 person
correspondedWith Reed, Ethel person
correspondedWith Schütze, Eva Watson, 1867-1935 person
correspondedWith Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946 person
correspondedWith Tarbell, Ida M. (Ida Minerva), 1857-1944 person
correspondedWith Thompson, Mills, 1875-1944 person
correspondedWith Wanamaker, John, 1838-1922 person
associatedWith Ward, Catharine Weed Barnes, 1851-1913 person
correspondedWith Ward, H. Snowden (Henry Snowden), 1865-1911 person
correspondedWith Waterman, Thomas Tileston, 1900-1951 person
correspondedWith Whigham, H. J. (Henry James), 1869-1954 person
correspondedWith Woodbury, Walter E. person
correspondedWith Wood, Waddy B. (Waddy Butler), 1869-1944 person
associatedWith World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
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United States
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Architectural photography--United States
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Birth 1864

Death 1852

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