Charles Henry Sawyer's Vintage Hand-Painted Photographs
This new full-color publication, written and published by John Douglas Peters and Christine Kay Consales, features a short history of hand-painted photographs and an overview of the work of Charles H. Sawyer (1868-1954) of Concord, New Hampshire.
The large-format book presents 108 of Sawyer’s beautiful hand-painted photographs made in the early 20th century. The views concentrate on New Hampshire but also include scenes from Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, California, and the Canadian Rockies. Throughout the book, authors Peters and Consales provide information and commentary about the photographs and scenes depicted. The featured photographs are from two collections now owned by the New Hampshire Historical Society. The first collection of 70 photographs was purchased by the Society in 1928 directly from Charles Sawyer. The second collection of 336 photographs was donated to the Society by Peters and Consales in 2022.
Authors: John Douglas Peters and Christine Kay Consales have researched, written about, and collected the hand-painted photographs of Charles H. Sawyer for 40 years. Both graduates of the University of New Hampshire in 1971, Peters, a painter, and Consales, an educator, live in Van Buren Township, Michigan, but have long had a small cottage on Lake Winnipeasaukee in Moltonboro, New Hampshire.
(Softcover, full-color, 12” x 12” format, 110 pages)