One of my favorite collections is by a man named Wallace Nutting. Have you heard of him?
Wallace Nutting (1861–1941) was an American minister, photographer, artist and antiquarian who is most famous for his hand-tinted pictures. He also was an accomplished author, lecturer, furniture maker and collector. His romantic images of the New England landscape were a great commercial success. They remain popular among collectors today.
Most of my collection is by Wallace Nutting, but a few are by his contemporaries such as Thompson and Gibson. Nutting was widely recognized as the country’s leading producer
of hand-colored photographs during the early 20th century, but he was
by no means alone. Throughout the country literally hundreds of
regional photographers were selling their own brand of hand-colored images.
Aren't these pieces beautifully peaceful and serene? I do hope you enjoyed this peek at some (yes, I have more!) of my collection.