June 6~ Pride Month

Frances Benjamin Johnston and Mattie Edwards Hewitt

There are five links below

 

Around the time she turned thirty, Fannie met Mattie Edwards Hewitt, the then-wife of the St. Louis photographer Arthur Hewitt — a marriage the arrangements of which remain unclear, but appear to have been largely for practical purposes. Mattie worked in her husband’s darkroom and was herself passionate about photography, so when Johnston first encountered Hewitt’s work, she was impressed and complimented it effusively. This mutuality of creative admiration soon blossomed into romantic love… ~brainpickings.org/

 

 

Puritan Simplicity in the Loomis Chapel by Mattie Edwards Hewitt
c.1917 / Gelatin silver print / New York Public Library Prints & Photographs

 

 

 

 

Albert Herter house, Georgica Pond, East Hampton, New York
by Johnston-Hewitt Studio
1913 / Digital file from original gelatin silver print

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