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Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Photographs of Frances Benjamin Johnston to be displayed at Anderson House

The Society of the Cincinnati, a nonprofit composed of the descendants of Continental soldiers and their French equals from the Revolutionary War, is exhibiting the work of Washington photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston at Anderson House, beginning May 24.
The Andersons’ library, a private space where they could spend quiet hours reading and writing, accompanied by their books, landscape paintings, and busts of ancient philosophers. (Photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston)
Johnston is responsible for capturing images of Anderson House that date back to May 1910. The former home of American diplomat Larz Anderson III and his wife Isabel, Anderson House now serves as the headquarters of the Society of the Cincinatti. Johnston’s images of the home’s original facade give the viewer an opportunity to imagine the personalities of the Andersons and how the chose to maintain their palatial residence. The photographs will be on display until October 1.

Anderson House can be found at 2118 Massachusetts Ave NW, in Dupont Circle. Visitors can stop in Tuesday – Saturday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Free admission.

By Erin Williams  |  01:24 PM ET, 05/24/2011

 
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