Frances “Fanny” Johnston, ‘New Woman 1896’

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Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952) is seen here at age 32 in a triple-threat sendup of the 1890s “New Woman” — smoking, drinking, showing some leg.

Best known as a prolific chronicler of Southern architecture. The thumbnails below are just a few of the hundreds of her photos in the Library of Congress Photo and Print Catalog.

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was also something of a feminist firebrand in her younger years.

Source: Shorpy Historic Picture Archive :: New Woman: 1896 high-resolution photo

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