Colorization of black and white photo of two woman at the beach

Colorization of 1920’s Bathing Beauties at the Beach

 These ladies most likely went to jail after this photo was taken. The original black and white photo was taken in the 1920’s and this was extremely risque swimwear for that time period. In the early 1900s, modesty laws were very strict and required most women to wear long one piece garments as well as stockings at the…

Colorization of Veronica foster AKA Ronnie the bren gun girl

Colorization of Veronica Foster AKA “Ronnie, The Bren Gun Girl”

Veronica Foster or “Ronnie the Bren Gun Girl” was a Canadian propaganda icon encouraging women to take up factory jobs whilst the husbands fought in the war. Veronica was also the inspiration for American cultural icon “Rosie The Riveter”, but instead of a rivet gun, Ronnie built bad ass light machine guns. According to the Encyclopedia…

Colorization of X-1E On Rogers Dry Lake With Collapsed Nose Gear

Colorization of the Bell X-1E on Rogers Lake, 1956

This black and white photo was taken on June 18th 1956 and was pulled from the NASA digital archives. The cool looking plane with the slightly busted up nose is a Bell X-1E, the very first plane to exceed the speed of sound in level flight. The united states government referred to these planes as…

Colorization of Downbeat Jazz Club, NY 1948

Looks like everyone is having a great time at the Downbeat Jazz Club except for the guy in the red on the right  From the Library of Congress,this black and white photo was taken in 1948 by William P.Gottlieb inside the famous Downbeat Jazz Club on 52nd Avenue in New York. Some great musicians performed…

Colorization of Black and white photo of Myrna Loy.

Colorization of Myrna Loy, 1934

Myrna Loy (born Myrna Adele Williams) was a American film, television and stage actress who began her career in silent films. Myrna was raised in rural Montana until the winter of 1912 when she moved to California along with her parents. Beginning as a dancer Myrna Loy took the stage for the first time at the age…

Paul Newman on a Water taxi in Venice,1963

  Paul Newman was an American actor, director, race car driver and humanitarian. Ive read many stories about Paul and they all seem to portray him as generous, kind and just an all around awesome guy. You have most likely seen Newmans Own brand dressings and other items on the food shelves of your local…

Colorization of Nina Leens fashion photo of 1949

Colorization of Plunging Necklines,1948 by Nina Leen

 This original black and white photo was taken by Nina Leen in 1949. Nina Leen was one of the first woman photographers for LIFE Magazine and was known for her photos of animals, adolescents and American women. I am quite proud of how this colorization turned out and I think it is among the best…