Mary Johnston
Original Author: Unknown
Created: 1901
Medium: Photograph
Publisher: Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division

Mary Johnston

Novelist Mary Johnston, the first woman to top best-seller lists in the twentieth century, wears an elaborate dress in this photograph from 1901. This image of the thirty-one-year-old author was taken shortly after the successful publication of her second novel, To Have and to Hold (1900), launched her into the national spotlight.