A Series of Beautiful Photographs Showing What American Women Have Done with a Camera

Edited by Frances Benjamin Johnston
Ladies Home Journal 18:7 (June 1901): 9

 

Mathilde Weil, Constance, ca. 1900 [LC-USZC4-9381]

 Second Article: Miss Mathilde Weil

“At Home” portraiture is one of the most difficult lines of photography. Yet its difficulties have a fascination, and it is handled with well-defined ideas of lighting, pose and composition generally, it gives the widest scope for expressing individuality. Miss Mathilde Weil is one of the first successful American women photographers to devote her talents to portraiture amid home surroundings; to make a photograph that is satisfactory as a characteristic likeness and interesting as a picture. The distinctive charm of Miss Weil’s work is reflected in the portraits on this page.

 

Mathilde Weil, Old woman in an armchair, with an open book in her lap, ca. 1900. [LC-USZC4-9080]
Mathilde Weil, The Embroidery frame, ca. 1900. [LC-USZC4-9066]