In the 1950s, Frissell focused her talents on portraiture, taking photographs of the famous and powerful in the United States and Europe. Sitting in front of her lens were such figures as Winston Churchill, Eleanor Roosevelt and John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy. She was even the first woman on staff of "Sports Illustrated," which allowed her to continue with her interest in active women and sports.
The Library is home to the Tony Frissell collection, which includes her papers and countless photographic images, some of which have been digitized and are accessible online. Frissell is also a featured photographer in the "Women Come to the Front: Journalists, Photographers and Broadcasters During World War II" exhibition. This online presentation features eight women who exemplify the strength and character of the women's wartime movement.