1863Photographer Martha Hale Harvey was born.Arts and Culture, Art

Portrait of Martha Harvey, n.d. Courtesy of Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 14170
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Martha Hale Harvey was born in Gloucester in 1863. She grew up on Prospect Court and Apple Street as the oldest of four children and attended the Sawyer School. She was a prominent photographer in Gloucester from the 1880s until the 1920s, although how she received her photography training is still unknown.

She married George Wainwright Harvey, also an artist, in 1884 and they established adjoining studios in Annisquam. George Harvey’s paintings were often based on Martha’s photos. They would often give lantern slide shows in Annisquam.

Cape Ann Museum. “Martha Hale Harvey.” https://www.capeannmuseum.org/collections/artists/martha-hale-harvey/
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