Article on Charles Sawyer, a long time resident of Farmington, and his handpaint
Article on Charles Sawyer, a long time resident of Farmington, and his handpainted photographs of rural Maine, which are valuable collectors' items today. Sawyer's chief colorist in his Maine years was Nellie Farmer, also of Farmington. When Sawyer moved to New Hampshire, Nellie went with him to train the colorists, chief among whom was Gladys Towle. Charles Sawyer died in 1954, and his son, Harold took over the company, but Gladys Towle retired in 1972, and the studio closed in 1980. The hand coloring of the prints means that each of the early ones is by definition unique.
Photographs, Farmer, Nellie, Sawyer, Charles, Sawyer, Harold, Towle, Gladys
Burke, Michael D., "Article on Charles Sawyer, a long time resident of Farmington, and his handpaint" (2002). Maine News Index - Down East Magazine. 1413.