Harriet Smith, or "Hattie," (1864-1916) was the younger sister of photographer Hamilton Sutton Smith and the daughter of John J. and Georgianna Smith. Harriet was a teacher at Boston's Bowdoin School, located on Myrtle Street in Beacon Hill and lived on Wellesley Park in Dorchester. Julia Hamilton Smith, Harriet's niece, remembered her, saying, "She was a very fine person, and she dressed very well, and in those days they used to use the Irish point lace; I can see her now; in lace and flowers and jewelry. Everybody knew her. She was brilliant, quite outspoken, for anything that was wrong, she was not a party to it, and everybody knew where she stood."