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PhotographerEmma Justine Farnsworth

CountryUnited States


PortfolioQuatrième Année Salon de Photographie 1897

AtelierCharles Wittmann (Paris), Fillon et Heuse (Paris)


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Allegorical, Children, Genre: Children, Musical Instruments


Image Dimensions: 17.9 x 12.8 cm Planche XIX

Emma Justine Farnsworth (1860-1952) was considered one of the top woman amateur photographer’s in the United States at the end of the 20th century.

“In late 1897 her work comprised the second one-person exhibition to be seen at the Camera Club of New York, and a few years later her one Camera Notes gravure appeared.  At the Paris Exposition of 1900 her work was included in a special exhibition of American women photographers arranged by Frances Benjamin Johnston.  By Farnsworth’s own account, she had by this time taken upwards of twenty-five medals in the United States, Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, and India.” 1.  

1. Farnsworth biography: in: Alfred Stieglitz’s Camera Notes: Christian A. Peterson: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts in association with W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. : 1993 p. 166

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