I am participating in Vintage Thingies Thursday. On her blog, Lisa the Apron Queen gives full instructions for participating. Vintage is anything more than 30 years old. Antiques are also welcome, so it's pretty much all old stuff! It's fun to visit the lists of the week's participants and see what kind of neat vintage things they collect or even sell! Maybe you'll find something to add to your own vintage collection, or you'll realize that something you thought was junk is collectible to others.
Again from my dad's basement . . .
2 Wallace Nutting photos that belonged to my great-grandparents. They are in their original frames and mats, too! My sister and I each received one as a Christmas gift many years ago, and we have both purchased more to create groupings in our homes. We have found that buying the photos in vintage and antique shops is pricey, but eBay is very reasonable. This is probably because we live in New England and these prints are highly collectible in this area.Dr. Wallace Nutting was a New England Renaissance man! He was a minister in the late 19th century. At age forty-three he was forced to leave the pulpit because of poor health. He described this experience as, "The greatest sorrow of my life, almost a killing sorrow, to cease from the regular duties of a pastor." Nutting started taking pictures in 1899 while on long bicycle rides in the countryside. He would illuminate his photographs with paint to enhance the image. In 1904 he opened the Wallace Nutting Art Prints Studio on East 23rd Street in New York. After a year he moved his business to a farm in Southbury, CT. In 1917 he moved to Framingham, MA and explored his interests in reproducing antique furniture and publishing. His studio was one of the most prolific of the early 20th century.