Gertrude Watson Goodridge was the wife of famed black photographer, William O. Goodridge.
At the age of twenty-eight, Goodridge became a widow when her husband died in an accident, leaving her to raise three young children, one daughter who was born after his death.
The Goodridge Brothers owned and operated their own photography business. Brothers included Wallace, William, and Glenalvin. The business was started by the eldest brother Glenalvin Goodridge.
No matter the many obstacles which were put in their way, the brothers thrived under pressure. The Goodridge Brothers Photography Studio was internationally renowned for its progressive use of photographic technologies, the variety of its subjects, and the skillful implementation of photographic techniques.