Mary Anderson

Mary Anderson


Title: Mary Anderson


The People Behind the Patents.


With every passing year we are provided with new gadgets to alleviate the problems of our busy lives, yet few of us stop to consider that behind every new gadget is an individual who has confronted a problem and originated a solution. This series of prints is a tribute to those innovative and ingenious people who have shaped the modern world.


While touring the city of New York Mary Anderson observed that streetcar drivers often had to open their windows in order to see during inclement weather. With her 1903 patent, Anderson's invention proved to be the first windshield-clearing device to be effective. As driving became more and more common, the windshield wiper was eventually adapted for automotive use. In 1922, Cadillac began installing the wiper as a piece of standard equipment on its cars.

Technique: Digital print on archival pigment and paper

Dimensions: Print size is 150x150mm loose fitted to a 200x200mm mount.