Frances Benjamin Johnston

A Woman and Her Camera Today is the birthday of Frances Benjamin Johnston – who always went by Fannie. Fanny was a photographer, and she took portraits of many famous people during her career. Some of her famous subjects included Mark Twain, Susan B Anthony, Booker T. Washington, and Teddy Roosevelt. In 1897 the magazine…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate a bryologist who Asa Gray called, “a noble fellow” and the botanist who, along with his wife, helped found the New York Botanic Garden in the Bronx. We’ll learn about one of the first and most prolific professional female garden photographers and the female botanist with a mountain named in her honor.…

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