Wallace Nutting

Wallace Nutting

Death 19 Jul 1941 (aged 79)
Burial Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID 6632488 · View Source
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Wallace studied at Harvard University, Hartford Theological Seminary and Union Theological Seminary. Whitman College conferred Pastor Nutting with a Doctor of Divinity in 1893. In 1938 he was honored with a Doctor of Humanities from Washington and Jefferson College. He took a position in an old parish in Fryeburg, Maine but was forced to retire from the pulpit due to poor health at the age of 43 years.

Wallace Nutting is probably most known for his colored photographs. Wallace Nutting opened the "Wallace Nutting Art Prints Studio" in New York in 1904. (He had been taking photos of the country-side for several years prior to this.) Later the studio was moved to Framingham, Mass. At it's height, the studio employed over 200 color artists whose hand work colorized the black and white photographs into beautiful works of art. Wallace also started a furniture business in the area. He sold his businesses and retired in 1922. (Reacquiring the furniture business due to faulty craftsmanship with the new owners.)

Wallace was also an accomplished author having authored:
Old New England Pictures c. 1913
States Beautiful a series of ten books c. 1920
The Clock Book
His Biography c. 1936

Wallace Nutting was the husband of Margaret Griswold whom he married June 5, 1888 (they had no children.)

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