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Mary Lawrence Webster, Richard Hoe Lawrence, and Eva Lawrence Watson-Schütze

Birch Trees, Byrdcliffe (?)

Mary Say Lawrence Webster (1872-1944)

Photographer

Here are examples of photographs taken by my great grandmother, Mary Say Lawrence Webster.  Her oldest brother, Richard Hoe Lawrence was an avid amateur photographer as well and was an early member of the New York Society of Amateur Photographers, which later became the New York Camera Club.  Another member of the New York Camera Club, Eva Lawrence Watson-Schütze (American, 1867-1935), was a friend.  The women both summered in on Byrdcliffe in Woodstock, New York.  Webster from 1904 on and Watson-Schütze from 1902 on.  The Schützes came from Chicago each year; the Websters from New York City.  Watson-Schütze was a founding member of the New York Photo Secession, which was established by Alfred Stieglitz, at that time a champion of Pictorialism in photography.  Exactly how all these influences worked on Mary Lawrence Webster’s photography is a question I am presently pursuing.  Please respect the copyright of these images.  Thank you, Mary Prevo

{ 2 } Comments

  1. Simrat | August 5, 2011 at 6:40 am | Permalink

    Beautiful

  2. Louisa Lawrence Levi | October 14, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    Hi Mary,

    I’m a descendant of Cyrus J. Lawrence (have old genealogical papers and charts) who was my great great grandfather, and have enjoyed your site tremendously. Please feel free to contact me at LQL@mac.com

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