Colorization of Grace Kelly Photo

Grace Kelly

This is the second colorization I have completed of Grace Kelly, the first can be seen here.  Grace Patricia Kelly was an American actress who eventually went on to become the Princess of Monaco after marrying Prince Ranier III. Grace Kelly was born on November 12, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Her uncle was playwright George…

Colorization of Marines enjoying a pinup while heading to the battle of Tarawa

Where Marines Go, Their Pinups Go

This photo comes from the Library of Congress and was taken in 1943 during the Battle of Tarawa . The American Marines on this landing barge are just outside the Tarawa Atoll and are a part of the first American offensive in the central Pacific region. This battle was considered especially hellish because this was…

Colorization of Jack Kerouacs navy enlistment mugshot

Jack Kerouac

This photo of American novelist and poet Jack Kerouac was taken on February 26th,  1943 shortly after enlisting in the U.S. Naval Reserve. Jack was around the age of 21 when this photo was taken at the Naval Training Station in Newport, Rhode Island. Jack had already gained brief experience in going out to sea…

Colorized photo of actress Adrienne Dore

1925 Miss America and Film Actress, Adrienne Dore

Adrienne Dore, born May 23, 1910, was an American film actress as well as Miss America in 1925. Adrienne’s most recognized film roles were Beyond London Lights (1928), Delicious and Refreshing (1929) and Undercover Men (1934). This photo was taken as a promotional shot during the filming of  Alias The Doctor. Adrienne Dore passed away…

Photo restoration and colorization of 1917 hipster or hobo

1915 Hobo? Hipster? or Time Traveling Kurt Russell

Whether this guy is a train hoppin’ hobo or just really cool,  he is clearly doing his own thing. This photo comes from the Harris & Ewing archive and was taken in between 1915 and 1918 in Washington D.C. . Not exactly an exciting photo, but there is some character in this photo I really…

Young Lucille Ball colorized

Young Lucille Ball on the Farm

I have been moving into a new home and setting up my new photo editing lab , which is the reason for the lack of updates this past week. I have been working on some really difficult and detailed photos as well which I believe will be some of my best work. Look for those…

Red Cross Motor Corps Nurse colorized and restored, 1917.

American Red Cross Motor Corps Nurse, 1918.

This photo was taken in 1918 and comes from the Harris & Ewing archives within the Library of Congress. The restoration involved in this photo took quite a while to complete. The colorizing portion of the photo was equally as time consuming if not more. I am aware I have been lacking in updating frequently,…

Colorized and restored photo of Atlantic City Boardwalk in 1905

A Stroll Down the Atlantic City Boardwalk 1905

This photo was taken on the Atlantic City Boardwalk between 1905 and 1907. Multiple sources report different dates and I couldn’t pin down who took the original photo or the exact day. I do know it was a sunny day warm day from the bathers taking “Saltwater Baths” underneath the “Million Dollar Pier”, which is…

Retouched and colorized photo of young Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball Modeling at the Age of 18, 1929

The legendary Lucille Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) pictured here at the age of eighteen, was an American actress, comedienne,model and also a film studio executive. There is very little doubt that Lucille Ball was a remarkable woman and she paved the way and inspired many female actresses and comediennes who followed…