The Maynard Photographic Gallery legacy is comprised of a large collection of photographs and articles, a number of debates, and a street and park named in their honour in Victoria.
The debates surrounding the Maynard Photographic Gallery primarily surround the production of their photographs, and the independence of Hannah. A controversy has developed over who created which photographs. As well, this debate is linked to the possible boycott of a female entrepreneur in the Victorian era.
Nevertheless, one source attributes much of this confusion to Hannah herself. It appears more likely that Hannah focused on the portraits and Richard on the landscapes. It is with these landscapes that the debate focuses, as Hannah occasionally took some as well, creating the impression that Richard may have been mislabelling them.
Finally, it is Hannah's baroque artistry in her later work that attracts a great deal of attention. Her use of multiple exposures, powdering and other techniques have created very interesting and much talked about photographs.
Either way the Maynard name and photography go hand in hand in Victoria and their contribution to the city, province, country, and photography as a whole, is exceptional.