Authentic Original Antique Wallace Nutting Hand Tinted Framed Photo 1910-1930 For Sale
Original Framed Image: late Southbury - early Framingham circa 1910-1930 Wallace Nutting, untitled hand-colored platinotype photo Unusual;
medium-format Colonial Interior Scene: untitled girl with looking glass Original mat, title, frame and pen signatureHand-Colored Photo: sharp & clear detail, nice coloring, excellent condition (pic 1) Image Size: 4" x 3"Original Mat: no stains or spotting, no fading or discoloration, slight "imperfection" bottom right corner (pic 1) Mat Size: 9" x 7" Original wood frame: slight loss original mahogany finish, original glass, backing (pic 2 & 3) Frame Size: 10" x 8"
Wallace Nutting came along somewhere around 1894 as a
Congregationalist minister in Providence, Rhode Island. It was at Mrs.
Nutting's suggestion that Mr. Nutting buy himself a camera, take some
drives along Rhode Island countryside, take some pictures and relax from
the strains of creating and delivering weekly Sunday sermons. Nutting
took her advice. Over the next 50 years he became the most successful
marketer of hand-painted photographs in the history of the world. His
success did not come overnight and he was not the first person to ever
experiment with hand painting a photograph. He did not invent the
process for hand painting photographs. He perfected the process of hand
painting photographs. He first worked part-time between the years of
1894 and 1904. During this time period he improved upon his photographic
techniques, purchased better equipment, figured out the most sellable
subject matter, hired help who could paint the photos better than he,
and then sold a few pictures. As time went on his techniques improved
and his picture inventory increased as well as his sales.
Nutting went through periods of trial and error and decided platinum
paper was best suited for his work. Now another term, "platinotype"
derived from the platinum paper Nutting used for his pictures.
Probably one of the greatest keys to his success was hitting upon a
successful formula. He learned America did not want pictures of
factories, smokestacks, crowded city streets or urban tenements. He
found out the public wanted and would buy pictures with apple blossoms,
birches, spring and fall landscapes, streams, lakes, rivers, hills,
mountains, lambs, sheep, and thatch-rooted cottages. Wallace Nutting was
one of the first to find the niche market for beautifully hand-painted
photographs of America's pristine and picturesque countryside and he was
the one to give them to America.
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Authentic Original Antique Wallace Nutting Hand Tinted Framed Photo 1910-1930: $125