Colorized 13 year old princess having a drink while younger brother smokes

13 Year Old Princess Takes a Swig, While Her Younger Brother Enjoys a Smoke

This photo was taken by  Marianne “Manni” Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn — the mother of the two children in the photo off the coast of Majorca in 1955. The young girl taking a swig of what appears to be sherry, is thirteen year old and princess of Salzberg, Yvonne Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn.The young lad sitting next to the princess enjoying a…

Colorized Black and white photo of two men in a Haynes Roadster on 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C., 1913.

Hand Operated Traffic Stop in Washington D.C. , 1913

 After 15 + hours of colorization, 4 hours of restoration work, 5 hours of post-work and over 400 layers used, I have finally completed my work on this photo. From the Library of Congress, this photo  was taken in 1913 at the intersection of Pennsylvania avenue and 14th street in Washington DC. The car these…

Colorized black and white photo of a painter climbing up the golden gate bridge in 1947.

Painter Climbing the Golden Gate Bridge , 1947

I took a mini-vacation from my photo colorization and restoration work last week. Its been almost a year since I launched this website and I never anticipated it would garner so much attention in such a short time. Thanks to flattering articles from The Daily Mail, Buzzfeed, Distractify, Yahoo and several other popular online news sites,…

Colorized Halloween Pinup

Vintage Halloween Pin-up, Actress Lillian Wells.

I am really pleased with how this colorization turned out. The woman in the photo is Lillian Wells, an  actress and model whose career ran from the early 1940s to the late 1960s. The original black and white photo required several lighting adjustments before I was able to begin adding color. The source image also…

Colorization of Inupiat Family from Noatak, Alaska, 1929

Inupiat Family, 1929

 This photo of a Inupiat family was taken in Noatak, Alaska circa 1929, by Ernest S.Curtis and comes from the Library of Congress.  I had nearly completed colorizing this photo and somehow accidentally flattened the image before doing some detail work. This caused me to lose all of the adjustment layers and I basically had…

Mae Clarke Colorized

Mae Clarke , 1931

This photo of Mae Clarke was taken in 1931, which was a great year for her. She starred opposite Boris Karloff in the original Frankenstein and also had a grapefruit smashed in her face by James Cagney in The Public Enemy. Mae’s posture and subtle eye-rolling coupled with the fact she is smoking and knitting, give…

Colorization of Plane

Warbird Colorization

This photo comes from the San Diego Air and Space Museum “Commons” archive. The photo is part of the Stan Abele Collection and was posted in the commons section to gather knowledge from other researchers. More Warbirds and photos from the Stan Abele collection can be seen here. This photo was not incredibly difficult as far…

Colorization of 6 year old paperboy , 1915

Six Year Old Paperboy, 1915

“A 6-year-old newsie who tried to “short change” me. Los Angeles, California. May 1915” This is the caption listed by the photographer Lewis Wickes Hine who took this photo for the National Child Labor Commission and its report to Congress. AT age six, this kid looks tougher than most adults I know. What drew me…

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Sophia Loren Colorized

Sophia Loren (born Sofia Villani Scicolone) is considered Italy’s most honored and renowned actress. Sophia has starred in over 90 movies since her acting career launched in 1950. Sophia has won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, five special Golden Globes, a BAFTA Award, a Laurel Award as well as the Honorary Academy Award in 1991. In 1995, she…