"Summer Snow"

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Title

"Summer Snow"

Description

Black-and-white photograph centered on a page. Beneath the photograph is handwritten in pencil "Summer Snow". The photograph is of a field of flowers that are light in colour, possibly daisies. The photographer is standing in the field on a small hill; in the distance, at the edge of the field, there is a treeline and mountains behind it. To the right of the picture, just out of frame is a house.

Edith S. Watson (1861-1943) was an American freelance photographer who travelled throughout Canada as well as Newfoundland and Labrador in the early 20th century. She travelled and collaborated primarily with her partner Victoria "Queenie" Hayward (1876-1956), a journalist born in Bermuda. The couple met in Bermuda in 1911, and later moved to Connecticut, where Watson was born. They remained lifelong professional collaborators and romantic partners until Watson's death in 1943. Their work often focused on rural working-class life and minority groups across Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador. They were frequently published in both American and Canadian newspapers and magazines, and they published a selection of travel journalism and photographs, Romantic Canada, in 1922.

Creator

Edith Watson

Source

Edith S. Watson / Library and Archives Canada / e010791382 ; Copyright: Expired
https://recherche-collection-search.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/home/record?app=fonandcol&IdNumber=4014126

Publisher

Library and Archives Canada

Date

1913

Format

png

Language

English

Type

Photograph

Citation

Edith Watson, “"Summer Snow",” The Newfoundland and Labrador Queer Archive, accessed February 24, 2024, http://nlqueerarchive.com/items/show/256.