Photographer: Marguerite Baker Johnson
Black and White Vintage Mid Century Photograph
Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.5
Scene: Zoologist at Lincoln Park Traveling Zoo
Verso stamped Baker Johnson with notes of image
Marguerite Baker Johnson, a native of Brussels Belgium was a noted female photographer and photo journalist, noted as the first woman to take photographs inside the arena at “Cheyenne Frontier Days”, a task formerly conducted by men due to the dangerous setting. Her photos appeared in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Automotive Periodicals, London Times, Daily Mirror, Us Camera Annual, British Photography Yearbook, Popular Photography Annual while her esteemed son’s work appeared in Life Magazine, Fortune Magazine and many advertisements in the 1950s and 1960s. Together their work spans decades 1940s through the 1970s. Her career is more associated with America, capturing American life at Mid Century. She produced many evocative black and white prints, capturing a wide range of human activity, often mundane, everyday life scenes. Her work can be found in collections throughout the USA and Europe.
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