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MALLETT, Margaret

Prince Edward Island, 1911
Union Road, Prince Edward Island, 1995
Biography synopsis
Mallett was raised in Union Road, Prince Edward Island. When her father died in 1947, she moved to Charlottetown where she became the first woman professional photographer on the Island. To earn an income she took photographs of sports teams, graduations, and weddings, as well as portraits of the citizens of Charlottetown. Her interest, though lay in the landscape of the Island, which she photographed extensively. Mallett often hand-painted her photographs, adding colour to the images of the Island and its flowers. Some of these photographs of local flowers were included in a 1992 publication entitled "Wildflowers of Prince Edward Island."
Media used
Charlottetown Camera Club
File & Archive locations
Public Archives and Records Office of Prince Edward Island
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC

Writings about
Mullally, Sasha. "Photography" First Hand: Arts, Crafts, and Culture Created by the PEI Women of the 20th Century. The Government of Prince Edward Island, 14 Jan. 2017

Writings by
Mallett, Margaret. "Natural History Society of Prince Edward Island: 1969-1989." Island Naturalist – No. 107 Nov/Dec. 1989 107 (Nov/Dec. 1989)

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