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Mattie Edwards Hewitt

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Mattie Edwards Hewitt (1869–1956) was an American photographer of architecture, landscape, and designs, primarily on the East Coast. Initially, she associated with Frances Benjamin Johnston, who later became her lover, living and working with her from 1909 for 8 years. Together they also established a firm called “Johnston-Hewitt Studio” in New York City in 1913 which functioned till 1917. They became well known in the field of architectural and landscape photography and took many pictures of famous buildings and gardens which were titled “Miss Johnston and Mrs. Hewitt” or “Frances Benjamin Johnston and Mattie Edwards Hewitt.”

After the partnership with Johnston broke up in 1917, Hewitt ventured on her own and became famous in her own right as a commercial photographer. She set up her business establishment in photography with specific orientation to taking pictures for designers, architects, and landscape architects, recording interior and exterior views of home and business houses, and gardens. She continued in this profession until her death in Boston in 1956.

A catalog of her work titled “Portrait of an Era in Landscape Architecture: The Photographs of Mattie Edwards Hewitt” is available as an exhibit catalog, (September 15 – November 30, 1983) in the “Wave Hill”, Bronx, New York.


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