Fannie Benjamin Johnston was one of the earliest women photographers. Born in 1864 in West Virginia, Johnston grew up in Washington, D.C., took portraits of many notable Americans (including Susan B. Anthony and Booker T. Washington), and traveled extensively. Here she is in a memorable self-portrait, titled “The New Woman,” showing her petticoat and holding … [Read more…]
This is the Lorelei Ladies vs. the Atlanta Tomboys in the 1950s. More to come on these ladies later in the year.
This was taken at the City Auditorium in Atlanta, GA, in 1945.
This photograph was taken at the Malcolm X United Liberation Front headquarters in Tallahassee in the early 1970s.
This striking image is from a Library of Congress collection of legendary folklorist John Lomax’s photographs from his 1930s and 40s tours of the South and the Caribbean in search of folk songs and culture. Lomax’s notes tell us that these women,”Baptist Women,” live on the Alma Plantation on False River, LA.
These pictures were taken in the late 1970’s.