This is where it all started.
The handwriting above is Gladys Towle's. At some point during her career as a colorist with The Sawyer Pictures, she wrote down, step-by-step, how to approach a newly printed black and white image with color. During the Covid Pandemic, a friend gave me these notes, a collection of black and white Sawyer photos, and the wish that I might find a way to pass some of the house-bound "free time," we had been given. I have yet to set brush to photo, but I have discovered that there
is more to colorizing photos than meets the eye. And having purchased the entire inventory
of The Sawyer Pictures, there is no end to the ways in which I can explore these treasures.
Click on an image to look more closely at the scenery.