Incredible collection of classic Landscape Architecture photography
28 Sep Incredible collection of classic Landscape Architecture photography
Through the Lantern Glass: The Landscape Photography of Frances Benjamin Johnston
by Scott Maurer and Eric Herman via aquamagzine.com
Thanks to Aquamagazine for pointing us to this collection from the Library of Congress!
Who made these photos? The noted American photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952) was a dedicated advocate of the garden beautiful movement in the early 1900s. Guided by her formal training as a fine artist, Johnston had more than 1,130 of her black-and-white photographs reproduced as lantern slides. These hand-colored miniatures on glass illustrated her popular lectures for garden club members, museum audiences, and horticultural societies from 1915 until the 1930s.