Some of the photos we've sold over the years


Wallace Nutting Floral Still Life Scenes

Wallace Nutting (1861-1941): Wallace Nutting was probably the most famous photographer of the early 20th century. Between 1900 and his death in 1941, his hand-colored photographs of pastoral America achieved such enormous popularity that hardly an American middle-class household was without one. He even claimed in his 1936 biography that had he sold more than 10,000,000 pictures throughout his career.

Beginning in 1897, Wallace Nutting went on to take nearly 50,000 different pictures. Most failed to meet his high standards and were destroyed and, by most estimates, only 2500 different titles were sold commercially. Nutting would always take his own photographs, which were developed through a glass negative onto a special platinum paper, and then colored entirely by hand by one of his "Colorists". And it is the individuality of each picture being hand-colored, and Nutting's sense of style, perfection and taste, that helped to make his pictures so popular during the early 20th century. They were beautiful, inexpensive, and provided much of America's growing middle class with the opportunity to decorate the walls of their homes at a very affordable price. Click here for full article.

Floral Photo Gallery
(note how some are the same floral arrangement but with differing titles)


A Jar of Posies
(provided by Susan & Gary Leonard)


A Lattice Basket
(provided by Ruth & Dieter Tannenberg)

A Parian Bird Bath
(provided by Susan & Gary Leonard)


A Pitcher of Roses
(provided by Susan & Gary Leonard)


Above the Mahogany

Antique Pitcher; Green Glass Bottle; Stiegel Cup
(provided by Ruth & Dieter Tannenberg)


Basket of Forget-Me-Nots


Basket Full

Bennington Jar

Basket of Gourds

Blue Luster Pitcher

Cluster of Zinnias

Cosmos and Larkspur

Corner Decoration

Dahlia Jar

Day Lilies

Dandelion Fluff and Buttercup

Distinction

Dutchman's Breeches and
Wild Flowers

(provided by Susan & Gary Leonard)

Figured Pitcher

Fleur de Lis and Spirea

Garden Harvest

Full Summer

Gladioli

Greek Vase

Glass Bottle

Harbingers of Spring

Hepatica
(provided by Susan & Gary Leonard)

Hepatica - colorized
(provided by Ruth & Dieter Tannenberg)

Hepatica - B&W
(provided by Ruth & Dieter Tannenberg)

Hollyhocks

Iris Lilies

Jar of Posies

Jug of Dahlias

Knight Errant Vase

Laurel and Hemlock

Lilies and Larkspur
(provided by Susan & Gary Leonard)

Luster Cup
(provided by Susan & Gary Leonard)

Madonnas

Masque Pitcher

Meadow Lilies

Mexican Zinnias

My Cup Overflows

Nuttinghame Honeysuckle (B&W)
(provided by Ruth & Dieter Tannenberg)

Old Time Decoration
(provided by Susan & Gary Leonard)

Old Sugar Bowl
(provided by Susan & Gary Leonard)

Opening Rose Buds
(provided by Susan & Gary Leonard)

Painted Pitcher

Pansy Basket
(provided by Ruth & Dieter Tannenberg)

Peonies
(provided by Ruth & Dieter Tannenberg)

Peonies and Syringa

Red Berries

Red Berries (B&W proof sheet)
(provided by Ruth & Dieter Tannenberg)

Red, White and Green

Roses and Larkspur

Roses and Larkspur Clusters

Royal Winchester Vase
(provided by Susan & Gary Leonard)

Sheffield Basket


Spring Basket


Summer Gowns

Spring Glories

Summer Opulence

Sweet Williams

Tiger Lilies

Trumpets

Two Children Pitcher
(provided by Susan & Gary Leonard)

Two Lilies
(provided by Susan & Gary Leonard)

Two Lilies
(provided by Linda & Dan Palmer)

Vanity and Constancy

Van Fleet Rose


Wild Rose Bouquet


Yellow Lilies

Zinnias
See Unknown Florals below that we've come across. Please let us know if you have titles for them.

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Title Unknown
(Color by Catherine Sheldon)

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Title Unknown
(provided by Susan & Gary Leonard)

Title Unknown
(provided by Susan & Gary Leonard)

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(provided by Susan & Gary Leonard)

Titles Unknown
(provided by Susan & Gary Leonard)

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(provided by Susan & Gary Leonard)

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