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Guide to the Mattie E. Hewitt & Richard A. Smith Photograph Collection
1919-1961 (bulk 1920-1939)
 PR 26

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on December 13, 2011
Description is in English.

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Title: Mattie E. Hewitt & Richard A. Smith Photograph Collection
Dates: 1919-1961 (bulk 1920-1939)
Abstract: The collection contains photographic prints and negatives by noted garden and architecture photographer Mattie Edwards Hewitt and her nephew, Richard Averill Smith. The bulk of the clients are popular magazines and interior decorators. Views of fashionable apartment interiors, newly built houses, small urban gardens, and other residential settings display the work of decorators and the tastes of well-known people. There are also interiors of hotels, restaurants, clubs, shops, and decorator exhibitions.
Quantity: 11.89 Linear feet (Approx. 5,000 black and white photographic prints, 8 x 10 inches or smaller. 400 8 x 10 inch black and white film negatives)
Location note: New-York Historical Society Library, Department of Prints, Photographs and Architecture
Call Phrase: PR 26