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Francis Benjamin Johnston: Hampton Album (1899-1900) 
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In 1899 Francis Benjamin Johnston was commissioned by Hollis Burke Frissell to photograph the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute in Hampton, Virginia.[1] This school of African Americans and Native Americans students had been founded in 1868 following the American Civil War (1861-1865) to provide education to freedmen. This series of photographs captures the everyday life of the school and was shown at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900.[2] 

  1. Λ Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, Hampton, Virginia, Library of Congress
    [Photographs by Francis Benjamin Johnston] Afro-American students in laboratories and liberal arts and agricultural science classes. Vocational education, including shipbuilding at Newport News, farming, carpentry, and home economics activities. Whittier Primary School classes. Group portraits of student organizations and band. Buildings, campus, and rural life in surrounding area.
    (Accessed: 12 May 2014) 
  2. Λ Lincoln Kirstein (ed.) & Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1966, The Hampton Album, (New York: Museum of Modern Art); Jeanne M. Przyblyski, 1998, Autumn, ‘American Visions at the Paris Exposition 1900: Another Look at Frances Benjamin Johnston’s Hampton Photographs‘, Art Journal, vol. 57, no. 3; Frances Benjamin Johnston & Sarah Meister (ed.), 2019, Frances Benjamin Johnston: The Hampton Album, (The Museum of Modern Art) 
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