Frederick W. Dickinson began photographing in 1938 with large format
cameras. He produced an extensive collection of 5" x 7" negatives
featuring the Sleeping Bear sandunes, Glen Lake, Lake Michigan, the
Sleeping Bear Dune Rides and Fishtown, Leland. He hand colored many of his
photographs from Black and white prints. His photographs are considered
collectable and hang in many homes around the area.
** hand colored photo
The technique of hand coloring was widely used in previous years. The same
process was also used in tinting/hand coloring high school senior
pictures. The paint is transparent and oil based. The colors are applied
to the black and white photograph with cotton and blended over the image
without obscuring the image. The detail work in small area is done photo
colored pencils. Hand colored landscape photos have a pleasing effect with
its muted shades of color.