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…

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 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…