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Hunger ist der beste Koch / MAW.


Hunger ist der beste Koch / MAW.



Photograph shows a little girl, wearing a cap and wooden shoes, seated on a high chair at a wooden table, eating from a bowl.

Signed with artist's monogram.
On verso: Hunger ist der Beste Koch, photograph by Myra Albert-Wiggins (1898). Subject: Mildred Wiggins. 1899 (Hung) Phil. Salon etc. Prizes London & Buffalo, N.Y.
Formerly filed in P&P LOT 3222.
Forms part of: Artistic photographs collected by Frances Benjamin Johnston in the Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection.
Gift; Frances Benjamin Johnston; 1948.
Published in: Ambassadors of progress / edited by Bronwyn A.E. Griffith ... France : Musée d'Art Américain Giverny ... 2001, p. 186.
Exhibited: Ambassadors of progress, 2001-2003.

Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952) was an American photographer who is best known for her pioneering work in the field of architectural and landscape photography. She was born in Grafton, West Virginia, and after studying art and photography in Paris, she returned to the United States and established herself as a successful photographer. Johnston's work focused primarily on architecture, and she photographed many of the most significant buildings and structures of her time. She also photographed landscapes, gardens, and people, and her work often appeared in magazines such as House Beautiful, Ladies' Home Journal, and Country Life. One of Johnston's most notable projects was her documentation of historic architecture in the American South. In 1933, she was commissioned by the Carnegie Corporation to photograph historic homes and buildings in Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina. This work resulted in a series of photographs that are now housed in the Library of Congress. Throughout her career, Johnston was also an advocate for women in photography, and she worked to promote the work of other women photographers. She was a founding member of the Women's Professional Photographers' Association and the Photo-Secession, a group of photographers who sought to elevate photography as an art form.





Wiggins, Myra Albert, 1869-1956, photographer


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