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…

Colorized and restored photo of messengers on scooters, 1917

USPS Special Delivery Messengers on Motorized Scooters, 1917.

These guys weren’t ordinary mailmen, they were “Special Delivery Messengers” for the US Postal Service. Beginning in 1913 any boy 16 years of age or older could become a Special Delivery Messenger at the postmasters discretion. Generally you would see the Special Delivery Messengers riding bicycles to deliver their packages, but this group decided to…

Restoration and colorization for a redditor

Restoration and Colorization for a Client

I have been working on some rather difficult and tedious historical colorizations that are taking quite a while to complete. I expect to be finished by the end of the weekend but to tie everyone over, here is a restoration and colorization I completed for a client recently. My full size colorization is below as…

Colorized photo of Rita Hayworth in the Snow

Rita Hayworth

This photo seemed fitting for this time of year. This is the third colorization I have completed of Rita Hayworth and perhaps my favorite. I hate to ruin the magic, but I am pretty sure the background is a painted backdrop so this photo was most likely taken in a warm cozy studio. Rita Hayworth (born Margarita…

Colorized photo of Carol Lombard 1935.

Merry Christmas! Carol Lombard, 1935.

Merry Christmas! The woman in this photo is American actress Carol Lombard. I will keep this brief so I can get back to holiday festivities before my Fiance strangles me. My full size colorization and the original is below.